Hateship Loveship

2013 R 1h 42m DVD

Hateship Loveship

2013 R 1h 42m DVD
  • Overview
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Hired to look after an elderly man and his teenage granddaughter, a dowdy caretaker finds herself drawn to the girl's ne'er-do-well father, never realizing that the subversive teen has been sending her tender e-mails in her father's name.
Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte
Liza Johnson
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Hateship Loveship is a slow-moving drama (based on a short story by Alice Munro) about a sheltered and naive woman who, upon becoming the victim of a cruel trick, goes down a path that changes many lives -- including her own. Kristen Wiig moves away from her comic background to star as Johanna, an affection-starved woman who ends up throwing herself at a very surprised man. Expect several sex scenes (no sensitive body parts are shown, but there's clear thrusting/movement), a glimpse of a naked male behind, frequent drinking (including by teens), and some drug use (cocaine). Swearing isn't constant but includes "s--," "f--k," and more.

Sexual Content

A couple is shown having sex multiple times. No body parts are visible, but there are plenty of thrusting motions. A man is shown urinating, from the chest upward, and his backside is later visible as he gets out of bed. Teen girls discuss some sexual activities, and one of them is later seen kissing her boyfriend.


Some arguing.


Moderately frequent swearing includes "f--k," "s--t," "screw," "t-tties," "bitch," etc.

Social Behavior

An ex-con tries to turn over a new leaf, giving up drugs and trying to become a better father. That makes it easier for his father-in-law to let go of his anger for a very real offense that happened long ago.


Some mentions of brands, including Facebook, and several scenes show people using iPhones or Mac computers.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character smokes cigarettes throughout the film. He also snorts cocaine multiple times, though he later tries to get clean and dumps it down the toilet. Some people drink beer and hard liquor, including one scene that features teen girls drinking vodka straight from the bottle.

  • 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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