After the death of his mother, 19-year-old Mercer steals a car and sets out to find his long-lost half brother. As he steers out of town, the car's owner, Kate, calls the cell phone left inside, but she's oddly empathetic to Mercer's plight.
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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that even though this indie dramedy has a fairly good heart, it's full of iffy adult behavior like sex, theft, and drugs. The film begins with the main character stealing a car and proceeds to include plenty of talk about sex (including an interlude on the set of a porn film), strong language ("f--k" and many derivations thereof), drinking, smoking, and more. Teens who are into alternative music may be interested in the film since it marks the first collaboration of hipster musician M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel, who've since released an album together, but if they watch, be prepared to talk about the characters' conduct.
- Sexual Content
- Kissing, underwear-clad making out, sheet-shielded sex, suggestive dancing, much discussion of a character's "first time." A female character relates how she's "shaved down there." A character stumbles into a pornographic film shoot, where there are discussions of sex and other acts, including anal intercourse.
- Some scuffling and shoving; punches are thrown; a gun and a knife are brandished. A cowboy-themed dream sequence results in bloody wounds.
- Language includes "f--k," "motherf--ker," ""f--k-ass," "s--t," "dick," "hell," "bitch," and more.
- Social Behavior
- The lead character steals a car to embark on a road trip; a budding pornographer discusses his theories of art and sex.
- The only brand mentioned by name is K-Y Jelly (used to help elderly person remove rings stuck on fingers).
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Cigarette smoking; a character smokes marijuana; wine, beer and liquor are drunk; two character take Ecstasy; a character takes the prescriptions from his mother's dying bedside, although it's never stated what they are or what happens to them.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it