Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this collection of shorts about living in New York City -- whose large ensemble cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, and many more -- runs the gamut from sweet to seductive to sexually (at least verbally) explicit. It makes for entertaining but unpredictable viewing, especially since many of the vignettes include swearing ("s--t," "f--k," etc.), smoking, and drinking (though not all do). Given the movie's mature themes and complex structure, it will likely appeal more to adults than teens and younger kids.
A stranger approaches a woman and tells her in fairly graphic detail what he'd do to her if she went home with him. Other scenes show a man and a woman separately reliving their hook-up; there are brief flashes of nudity, but nothing too graphic. Teens have sex in Central Park (no nudity, but the act is clearly suggested -- for example, the girl asks the boy to remove her underwear).
A man jumps out of a window; his body is briefly shown lying bloody on the street below. Another man roughs up a pickpocket. People yell at each other.
Some use of words like "s--t," "whore," and "f--k."
The movie presents New York City as a place for both connections and disconnections. Although it has a reputation as a cold and forbidding place, Manhattan is portrayed as actually quite warm and embracing -- if you catch it in the right mood. The movie has a complex take on issues like relationships and love.
iPhone logo, Apple laptop.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A fair amount of smoking in some vignettes; social drinking.