2010 R 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD


2010 R 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD
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At a crossroads in his life, New Yorker Roger Greenberg takes time to figure things out and travels to Los Angeles, where he house-sits for his brother and forges an unlikely bond with his sibling's assistant, Florence Marr.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.35:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Pause for kids 17 & under
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this darkly comedic drama is not meant for kids. Director Noah Baumbach, as in his other films, stakes his film firmly in messy, sometimes caustic, emotional terrain -- one character has just been discharged from a mental hospital, another gets an abortion -- that may be too mature for most teens. The film's protagonist (Ben Stiller) is a malcontent who rails against injustices small and large -- especially small. Swearing (everything from "asshole" to "dick" to "f--k") and insults are part of his usual patter. His love interest endures continuous emotional battering, and comes back for more. There's also a fairly graphic oral sex scene, and a scene where an adult does cocaine with college students.

Sexual Content

A man performs oral sex on a woman; the scene is shot from afar, so no body parts are exposed. A woman's breast can be glimpsed in the shadows briefly. Another exchanges sexual banter with a much older man. A couple has sex on a couch; no genitals shown.


A character spews venom out of the blue, so his rage hits hard sometimes. Some expletive-riddled shouting matches.


Everything from "damn" to "bitch" to "f--k" -- and plenty of it. Also, a few uses of "God" and "Jesus" as exclamations.

Social Behavior

Even the most cynical of men appears to be redeemable by -- what else? -- love. That's the good and bad of the film, because he's downright nasty to the woman, and yet she embraces him, literally and emotionally, over and over again so that it's almost a masochistic exercise.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking; a forty-something man helps host a party for college students, and everyone is pretty much buzzed or sloshed. Some characters snort cocaine at a party.

  • 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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