Jessica Lange, Joan Allen and Kathy Bates star in this road trip yarn, which follows three friends on a journey across the West after one of them is widowed. Along the way, they learn a thing or two about themselves, one another and life. Powerful performances drive home the themes of friendship and female solidarity, while the awe-inspiring landscapes of the American Southwest convey a true sense of carpe diem.
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- Christopher N. Rowley
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; deleted scenes; gag reel.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although this road trip dramedy about three middle-aged women looking back on their lives doesn't have a lot of age-inappropriate content, it probably won't be of much interest to kids. The main characters discuss sex and desire via innuendoes, and they see a woman in a casino who is there "on business" (she's a prostitute). A brief fight features some punching, kicking, and rolling in the dust (one woman needs stitches after). Mild language includes "hell" and "damn," and there's a little social drinking.
- Sexual Content
- A couple of women (including a prostitute) wear cleavage-revealing tops. Sexual innuendo ("feel a man's big rig"). Margene flirts with Emmett, then returns to hotel claiming that she only took off her pantyhose to dance. Sweet kiss between Emmett and Margene.
- Fight between the three central women and a man and woman who try to steal Carol's purse; Carol ends up with bloody forehead and stitches.
- Words include "hell" and "damn."
- Social Behavior
- Francine is grumpy and possessive about her father's ashes; Arvilla tries to deceive her concerning the ashes.
- Brands include iPod.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Conversation about drinking ("the occasional medicinal scotch"); wine at dinner; strict Mormon Carol drinks a vodka after she wins money at a slot machine.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it