Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this mature family drama centers on a long-married couple facing serious challenges, from intense job pressure to caring for an elderly parent. Meanwhile, their two sons -- including a teenage boy who's coming to terms with being gay -- are starting to slip through the cracks. The characters are complex (and flawed), and there's a great deal of interpersonal tension. You can also expect some sexual situations, frequent swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and several scenes featuring drinking and drugs (including one sequence in which an older character coerces a teen into taking drugs).
A man and a woman are shown making out and having sex in a pool; nothing below their heads and shoulders is seen, but much is implied. When the woman gets out of the pool, her naked back is briefly seen. A married couple is shown rolling around in bed, kissing.
A man punches another out of jealousy. A college-age guy coerces a teen to take drugs. TV writers discuss how the characters in their show can mutilate other people, using quite graphic terms.
Frequent use of everything from "f--k" and "s--t" to "goddammit."
Amid its mature content, the movie sends the message that although neither life nor marriage is perfect, you have to figure out what you value so that you never lose track of your inner compass.
Ned drives a Volvo.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Two people drink wine, smoke weed, and are shown doing lines of cocaine. An invalid gets drunk on gin.