Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this R-rated Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman romantic comedy is decidedly adult fare. It's a frank exploration of a modern-day relationship that's founded on a largely sexual basis, so you can expect plenty of unfiltered talk about sex, as well as characters shown in various states of undress and in compromising positions. There's also frequent swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), social drinking, and references to drugs. Despite the mature content (and plenty of romcom cliches), the movie is surprisingly sweet and does address questions about commitment.
The movie revolves around the idea of two friends hooking up purely for sexual gratification. They're shown in various states of undress -- him in nothing but a towel to cover his privates, her in underwear -- and in compromising positions. There are plenty of innuendos, and sex is discussed with much candor, including specific acts. Two women are shown making out.
A young man punches an older man in the stomach.
Language includes frequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "c--k," "damn," "ass," "bitch," "crap," "oh my God," and more.
Amid the frank sexual content, there's a romantic message: You can't choose who you love, and you can't control how to fall in love. There's also the suggestion that no matter how accomplished you are, life isn't complete without love.
Brands that are name- or label-checked include BMW, Stella Artois, Jolly Rancher, 7-Up, Patron, and Prius.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A father smokes a joint with his adult son. Later, the father has a bad reaction to a concoction whose main ingredient is cough syrup. A woman gets inebriated at a party; scenes of social drinking. Jokes about cocaine.