This coming-of-age tale follows a group of friends who reluctantly follow in their families' footsteps and face what they deem a bleak existence as clam diggers on Long Island while dreaming of better lives.
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- Katherine Dieckmann
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although this little indie drama stars comedic actors like Paul Rudd and Ken Marino, it's actually an intimate, mostly serious look at the lives of a group of 1970s Long Island clamdiggers -- so it's not likely to appeal to teens unless they're fans of the cast (what, your kids aren't into clamdigging?). The thirtysomething working-class friends explore mature subjects like death, adultery, unplanned pregnancy, job insecurity, promiscuity, and marital problems. Drug and alcohol use and adult language are constant.
- Sexual Content
- A womanizing character is "serviced" in a car (the woman is shown sitting up in the car). He also flirts with/kisses women and has sex with Gina (her naked back is visible). Two women discuss sex and adultery. Lisa and Hunt kiss and make love. Three men moon each other (bare buttocks).
- A bar fight breaks out, and several characters punch and kick each other. Two male characters scuffle over a woman. A wife slaps her husband twice.
- Dozens of uses of "f--k," as well as plenty of other language: "s--t," "ass," "a--hole," and the like.
- Social Behavior
- Working clamdiggers may be put out of business by a big fishing company. Siblings deal with their father's death.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- It's the '70s: plenty of drinking, marijuana and cigarette smoking, and pill popping among all of the characters. One character casually deals drugs and even drops acid.
- 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