Change of Plans

2009 NR 1h 40m DVD

Change of Plans

2009 NR 1h 40m DVD
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A Parisian dinner party sets the stage for this comedy of manners about a group of acquaintances and their strained, dysfunctional romantic relationships. As the guest list grows, a simple outing unravels into chaos.
Karin Viard, Dany Boon, Marina Foïs, Patrick Bruel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Christopher Thompson, Marina Hands, Patrick Chesnais, Blanca Li, Laurent Stocker
Daniele Thompson
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the whole family will find a lot to like in this touching TV movie's messages about love, respect, and family bonds. The movie centers on a happily married couple whose relationship is strengthened by overcoming challenges. Because three of the kids are of different ethnicities, the story incorporates some cultural diversity, including foreign languages and references to ethnic music and traditional games. The emotional subplot surrounding the kids' parents' deaths might be too much for sensitive kids, so use your judgment on your kids' readiness for such a heavy topic. Astute viewers will notice the sponsoring companies' (Walmart and Procter & Gamble) strategically placed products in select scenes, but it feels like a fairly minor quibble in what's otherwise wholesome family entertainment.

Sexual Content

Some flirting among teens, and an adult couple cuddles and kisses a lot, but all the content speaks to happy, healthy relationships.


A teen's shirt is bloody after a scuffle with a rival classmate, but the fight isn't shown.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

This story's themes include responsibility, respect, and the strong bonds that exist in non-traditional family structures. It deals honestly with emotional issues like the death of a parent, the frustrations of coping with unforeseen challenges, and the social uncertainties of being a teen -- but the overall message is one of hope, empowerment, and the healing power of love.


Sponsor companies' products (Great Value cereal, Orville Redenbacher popcorn, etc.) are visible at times, but the overall effect is mostly subliminal. One exception to the subtlety is a cameo by Walmart-sponsored NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, whose clothes are a walking billboard for the store, as well as P&G brands like Prilosec. Brooke White's music makes up much of the movie's soundtrack, which is available exclusively at Walmart.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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