Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the scope of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore's third romantic comedy pairing (after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates) has, like its stars, aged a bit: The duo now play hapless single parents rather than hapless singles. But this blended-family story is no Brady Bunch: Like all of Sandler's comedies, there's plenty of sexual innuendo, with allusions to breasts, masturbation, porn, body size, and more. One couple on the vacation often makes out publicly and refers to their sex life, and adults drink socially at dinners and parties. Language includes the occasional "a--hole," "ass," and "s--t," as well as "butt hole," "crap," etc. All of that said, there are some worthy take-aways about parenting here, and step-families may particularly enjoy the positive messages about the importance of strong blended families.
At the hotel, a married couple is constantly kissing passionately and several times discusses having sex. The wife in that couple always wears dresses that show off her ample cleavage. References to sex, pornography, and masturbation: A 14-year-old son has a porn magazine's centerfold (with his babysitter's face taped on top) hidden under his bed. A woman suggestively tells her boyfriend "I'm so sore" on the phone. Teens on vacation flirt, dance, and kiss.
Slapstick violence includes a woman falling on a man, a man and a boy falling off an ostrich, and lions eating prey (off camera, but you hear roaring and chewing noises).
Language and insults include "s--t," "a--hole," "d--k," "crap," "butt hole," "idiot," "loser," "ass," "stupid," "gorilla," "deadbeat," etc.
The movie's best messages are that parents need to be reliable and show up/listen/be present for their kids and that all parents could use a little help sometimes to see what's going on with their children. The movie also has a positive pro-blended family message.
Lots of labels and brands are shown or discussed, particularly Hooters restaurant and Dick's Sporting Goods, as well as Adidas, Nike, ESPN, iPhone, Puma, Under Armour, Always sanitary napkins, Diva Cup, Tampax, Dodge Grand Caravan, Apple computers, and more.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink at meals and parties on vacation. One night, Lauren seems tipsy after drinking champagne.