A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual references, references to adultery, masturbation
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Mild profanity, strong sexual references
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is raunchier than many PG-13s, with strong language and sexual references and situations, and some comic violence. Characters drink and use (and possibly abuse) prescription drugs. A mental breakdown is treated as a comic development, mere self-indulgence rather than a legitimate illness. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It sounds like it can't miss -- a delicious situation created by a guy who knows how to write jokes, with an all-star cast; but it does miss. Billy Crystal, who wrote the script with Peter Tolan, delivers wisecracks, but he gives us television sitcom-like "onesa" characters (i.e., "one's a spoiled diva, one's a preening Spanish lover type") whose behavior seems prompted by whatever suits the scene rather than any kind of emotional truth -- and that, after all, is as central to the success of a comedy as it is to a drama.
A few insider digs at Hollywood and the press, repeated behavior with no apparent motivation, and some extended vulgar humor keep derailing this movie every time Julia Roberts' 1000-watt smile or one of the other star turns comes close to making it work.
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