Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this mature Ashton Kutcher dramedy is an interesting take on beautiful L.A. and all its associated ugliness -- but it's definitely not for kids. Expect lots of fairly graphic sex scenes (including naked breasts and buttocks), some swearing (including "s--t" and "f--k"), and pervasive materialism (with all of the associated high-end labels). The lead character -- who's essentially a gigolo -- does go through a sort of reinvention borne out of a realization that what he has isn't what he wants, but he's still not exactly what you'd call a role model.
Sexuality is a main theme of the movie, and there are explicit sex scenes throughout. Breasts and behinds are bared (sometimes in close-up), and couples are shown in various sexual positions. A man and woman bathe together. Fairly detailed discussion of a medical procedure known as vaginal rejuvenation.
Two friends have a falling out; one throws the other's belongings from a terrace, and they shout at each other. Couples argue, sometimes explosively. A woman slaps a man's face.
Fairly frequent use of everything from "s--t" and "f--k" to "a--hole."
Although the lead characters lead pretty vacuous lives in pursuit of superficial happiness, one of them appears to undergo an epiphany of sorts. Definitely sends some mixed messages about the importance and significance of sex, as well as what love means.
Characters are hung up on status symbols, including Mercedes Benz cars and Hermes, and will do pretty much anything to maintain a lifestyle that can support their consumerism/materialism.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some characters smoke, and there's a fair amount of drinking at parties.