Labor Pains

2009 PG-13 1h 29m Blu-ray / DVD

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Labor Pains

2009 PG-13 1h 29m Blu-ray / DVD
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Even though office assistant Thea hates her job, she's desperate to keep it. So when her boss threatens to fire her, she comes up with a plausible excuse for staying employed: She's pregnant. Trouble is, Thea isn't expecting.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is laden with casual references to sex (talk about "doing the nasty" as well as terms like "skank," "undersexed," and references to virginity), some strong language ("ass," "hell," and a few uses of "s--t," which are bleeped for TV broadcast), smoking, drinking, and generally irresponsible behavior. The main chararacter fakes a pregnancy to save her job, and even the inevitable revelation of her deceit doesn't have strong repercussions. Despite some worthwhile character development and a few obvious lessons about industriousness and honesty, teens will be more influenced by the movie's misleading messages about responsibility and relationships than by anything positive.

Sexual Content

Physical intimacy includes a handful of kisses and one brief make-out scene in the bedroom. There's also lots of sexual innuendo, euphemisms, and other mature chat. A man makes suggestive comments about a woman's wet blouse; friends joke about STDs; women mock a guy for being a virgin; and coworkers talk about "doing the nasty" and Thea's perception as a "wayward skank." Then, of course, there's Thea's supposed pregnancy, which invites comments about her still being "sexy." Thea is shown in her bra and underwear. A man tells his brother to masturbate (the word itself is bleeped for broadcast but easily inferred) since he hasn't had any action lately.

Violence

In a couple of cases, adults resort to fighting to resolve disagreements, but no one is injured. There's mention of the fact that Thea's parents died in a car crash.

Language

Multiple uses of "ass" and "hell." "S--t" is bleeped for broadcast but recognizable in two cases.

Social Behavior

Irresponsible workplace behavior like chronic tardiness, dishonesty, and disrespect have few consequences, and Nick quickly forgives Thea's deceit to start a relationship with her. In one case, a man acquaints pregnancy with obesity, and another guy calls Thea "fat." Discussion about labor brings up potty topics like farting and pooping during delivery. On the plus side, Thea does discover that she's capable of a lot more than she ever thought when she takes on the responsibilities of a new job.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Thea and Lisa often sneak off to smoke in the office ladies' room, and they drink to relax after work. In one scene, Thea downs a shot of vodka in a bar, despite her seemingly pregnant belly. As her "pregnancy" progresses, though, she turns down Lisa's offers to smoke and drink.

  • 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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