Parents need to know that A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a 1996 Martin Lawrence production, written, directed, and starring the comedian as a crass and self centered club manager who juggles women, loving 'em and leaving 'em at his whim. Although breasts are shown in one sex scene, for the most part the action concentrates on how a certain kind of man brags about getting women to have sex with him. References to oral sex. Older teens may understand the immaturity of the man Lawrence portrays, but young women particularly may find his actions and outlook offensive. Note that in the face of violent retribution by a scorned woman, the central character eventually claims he's learned to treat women better, but it takes a kidnapping and shooting to get him there, and the movie ends before he can demonstrate how he intends to improve his behavior. Although the last-minute message preaches the importance of treating women well, the bulk of the movie conveys the opposite, that "players" are cool and that taking advantage of women earns men lots of sexual partners, a message few would want to promote. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "ass," the "N" word, "hell," "damn," bitch," "whore," "p---y," "hooker," "piss," "balls, "nuts," and "testicles." Adults drink alcohol.