Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this dramedy is noticeably less raunchy than other Tyler Perry movies, while still emphasizing the standard, uplifting "work hard, don't take any shortcuts, and have faith" messages for which he's become famous. There's not much swearing, few innuendoes (and only one passionate kiss), and plenty of relatives who offer solace and support to one another. There are mentions of drug dealing, pimping/prostitution, and illegal gambling -- as well as suggestions of mild drug use -- but love, decency, and faith pretty much conquer all.
Some innuendo, but nothing explicit. One passionate but tasteful kiss. Some cleavage. References to pimping/prostitution.
Father and son have an ugly shouting match; a woman and her ex argue; drug dealers beat up another dealer; an old woman and her husband get involved in a low-speed chase; a teen is shot.
Mostly of the "shut up," "ho," and "pimp" variety; also some use of "hell," "damn," and "ass." The "F"-word is implied in one case, but not fully said.
Some references to inappropriate behavior like pimping and doing and dealing drugs; overall this is a feel-good movie that values decency and hope.
Visible signage for restaurants (Ribs'n'Bibs, Tasty Sub). Other logos/brands include North Lake Medical Center, U-Haul, Georgia Trailways, Chicago Transportation Authority, Quaker Oats.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One scene in which a woman lights a joint; some drug dealing in the streets; one woman always has a glass that appears to contain whiskey; some wine is drunk at dinner.