Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the main character in this offbeat comedy is seriously misguided and makes really bad choices that hurt her family, though she ultimately reforms. Teens who feel like outcasts will identify with Muriel and some of the choices she makes, and the movie provides an opportunity to talk to teens about some urges they might have to change their lives. Several tragic events occur in the film, including a suicide, though nothing is graphically portrayed. Main characters smoke throughout the film, and several scenes of casual drinking occur. A few sexual scenes pop up, but only the sound effects are graphic, and there's no nudity.
Several non-graphic sexual scenes (except for the sound effects) and plenty of graphic discussion about sex. Adultery.
One brief slapping fight between rival young women. Some physical aggressiveness between men. A suicide (not shown).
Everything from "f--k" to "asshole," including sexual language.
The implied message is that no one is worthless, fake friends are a waste of time, and that just because you say something is true doesn't mean it is. Finding out what's truly meaningful is more important than living up to any imposed standard.
Drugs / Tobacco /
All secondary characters smoke frequently. Lots of casual drinking.