A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Themes of love, family, and support.
Positive Role Models
Ravi is smart, caring, and respectful and doesn't engage in negative behavior. When a crisis occurs with Rita, a girl he barely knows, he goes above and beyond to care for her.
All characters/actors are Indian. Written and directed by filmmakers of Indian heritage. Includes many aspects of Indian American culture and tradition. Ravi, who's caring and respectful, demonstrates non-stereotypical characteristics for a male character.
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Violence & Scariness
A character who has made a moral choice not to drink alcohol has his drink spiked by a likable character without his knowledge or consent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Simulated masturbation. Graphic sexual language. Sex toys are visually displayed as a recurring joke. References to porn, sexual pleasure, pubic hair, "aggressive vaginas," and strip clubs.
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Strong language includes "c--k," "s--t," and "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Heavy drinking. A character who has made a moral choice not to drink alcohol has his drink spiked by a likable character without his knowledge or consent -- and the two bond as a result.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 7 Days is a COVID-themed romcom about two Indian Americans in their 20s whose parents are pushing for an arranged marriage and who end up quarantining together. Ravi (Karan Soni) is good role model material: He's smart, caring, and respectful and doesn't engage in negative behavior. Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan), on the other hand, rebels in every way, including by spiking Ravi's drink without his knowledge or consent. Getting drunk is depicted as fun and as the mechanism for a relationship to grow. Sex toys are displayed, simulated masturbation occurs (under covers), and a graphic sexual conversation that includes the word "c--k" is overheard. You can also expect to hear "s--t," "f--k," and more. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Soni may wear a "Queso Queen" T-shirt through most of the film, but, make no mistake, he has co-written the king of COVID-19 comedies -- and left out the cheese. Directed by Soni's co-writer, Roshan Sethi, 7 Days boasts far better production quality than the often used pandemic-filmmaking workarounds of Zoom and iPhone recordings. Set in March 2020, it exists as a living document to the initial strength of the coronavirus -- and the strangeness of suddenly being forced to stay indoors. Masks and Zoom smartly show up in limited amounts as hallmarks of the era, but, since they're barriers to filmmaking, they don't dominate.
The filmmakers' best move, though, is depicting the culture clash that some young Indian American adults contend with, including the push toward an arranged marriage. In examining that, the film challenges the concept of what it means to fall in love. Is love a result of physical attraction, finding a soulmate, or a successful partnership in compatibility and purpose? And which of those is more likely to make for a lasting marriage? Whatever you believe, Sethi and Soni's film helps make the argument that the desire to find true love is universal.
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