Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Love the Coopers is an ensemble holiday dramedy about three generations of a Pittsburgh family who gather for Christmas (the cast includes (Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Diane Keaton, and many more). Heavily narrated and featuring nearly a dozen characters (including the family dog), the movie deals with some mature themes, including divorce, adultery, marriage, unemployment, abandonment, and loss -- in addition to adolescence, dementia, kleptomania, and loneliness. While there are some silly gags and several scatological jokes about poop, body odor, etc., most of the movie is focused on adult relationship issues that likely won't appeal to teens. Adults also drink casually and discuss their sexual history. There's occasional strong language (including "s--t" and "p---y") and some passionate kissing, including teens who kiss in a silly but graphic way (tongues out).
An older married couple reminisces about their first time; a younger couple kisses a few times. Adults discuss adultery and being the "other woman."
An elderly man looks dead, but he just needs to be hospitalized.
One of each of the following: "bulls--t," "s--t," "goddamn," "damn it," "Christ" (as an exclamation), "p---y," "stupid," "loser."
Clear messages about the importance of strong family relationships and valuing honesty and communication. But themes include divorce, adultery, marriage, unemployment, abandonment, and loss -- as well as dementia, kleptomania, and loneliness.
TGI Friday's, McDonald's, iPhone.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults spend a lot of time drinking at a bar, and then an entire family has champagne and wine at dinner. The elder Coopers recall their pot smoking.