Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Kelly & Cal explores the unlikely friendship between a new mom who's struggling to adjust to her new role and a teenage boy who's confined to a wheelchair after an accident. The film covers intense emotional ground but is slow moving. Expect some frank, emotional discussions and a good deal of swearing (including "s--t" and "f--k."), as well as plenty of scenes showing the main characters (one of whom is a high school student) drinking beer and smoking cigarettes. There's also some kissing, a character is shown taking a vibrator to bed (she's interrupted before she can use it), and a scene in which the older woman disrobes in front of her younger friend.
A new mother bemoans her suddenly waning sex life. She retreats to her bed with a vibrator but is interrupted by a crying baby. In a later scene she and her husband kiss and embrace in bed. The woman begins an emotional affair with a teenage boy. They kiss in one scene, and she later disrobes while he watches.
Some intense arguments.
Plenty of salty language, including "s--t," "-ss," "bitch," and variations of "f--k."
Kelly and Cal have little in common besides the fact that they're both angry about what they've lost, but they must both learn to appreciate what they do have.
A character drives a Volvo and extols its safety features. He also discusses the medicinal properties of Guinness beer.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The two main characters, an adult woman and a teenage boy, spend many afternoons together drinking beer and smoking cigarettes. In one scene they get wasted, and then he gets behind the wheel of a car and they drive home. They sometimes discuss smoking pot in the past.