Parents need to know that Love Hard is a holiday romantic comedy about a woman who gets catfished by a man she meets on a dating app. The idea of seeking love online, and the assumptions men and women make about each other based on superficial profiles, is a theme, as is the value of being authentic with oneself and one's friends, online and in person. The main female character writes a column about dating, and the film has references to orgasms, sex, "seeing ass," virginity, d--k pics, underwear, and "screwing" an employee, but beyond some kissing there's no explicit sexual content. The main male character is Asian American and his blended family is depicted as stable and loving (and Christmas-obsessed), despite some sibling rivalry. Characters drink alcohol regularly, at home, meals, and bars. One spikes a drink before taking a call from her "sponsor." A woman smokes a joint to get stoned and relax before a stressful activity. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "damn," "hell," "friggin," "bitch," "d--k," "ho," "penis," "and "mofo."