Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this romantic drama based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert examines what happens when a woman walks away from the life (and husband) she knows to travel the world in search of meaning, balance, and joy. That's fairly heavy material for tweens, which is part of why this movie is more age-appropriate for teens and adults, who will be better able to appreciate the movie's life lessons. Expect some discussions about sex, celibacy, and relationships; a few glimpses of a naked male butt; and some swearing (including "s--t" and one "motherf---er") and drinking (including one scene in which a character gets quite drunk).
Couples kiss tenderly. Lots of flirtation, some references to "sexy time," and talk about a woman's need to end her self-prescribed celibacy. In one scene, a man strips down and asks the main character to go skinny dipping -- viewers see his bare backside a couple of times.
Words used include "s--t," "screw," "ass," "goddamn," "hell," "damn," "oh my God," and "bulls--," plus one "motherf---er."
The movie suggests that when you find yourself living a life that turns out to not be what you wanted or dreamed of, it's time to reboot, even if that means a complete overhaul. Yes, feelings will get hurt, and the pain may last for months or even years. But the risk is worth it, the movie says, to find happiness.
Not many labels, but the book and the movie have encouraged many Eat Pray Love-inspired product tie-ins
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some social drinking at parties, bars, and restaurants. A woman gets drunk at a a party and suffers a huge hangover the morning after. Some references in casual conversation to Xanax and meth.