A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there's very little of potential concern here. The adults are frequently shown drinking alcohol, "damn" is used once, and there's a lot of kissing, although not with tongue. The theme of what it takes to make a marriage work is central to the story. In general the movie is unlikely to be of interest to kids, but they certainly don't need to leave the room when it's on.
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What's the story?
Paul (Robert Redford) and Corie (Jane Fonda) are crazy in love. But after their honeymoon, as they try to start their life together in their cheap, crummy apartment, their differences become magnified. He's too straight-laced, and she's too wild and crazy. When things start to fall apart, they'll have to figure out that it takes a lot more than love to make a marriage work.
Is it any good?
This is a delightful, funny adaptation of Neil Simon's play by the same name. It's wonderfully written and acted, with an especially delightful turn by Charles Boyer as the eccentric upstairs neighbor. Director Gene Saks does an excellent job bringing life, fluidity, and dynamics to watching a play, finding settings other than the apartment and moving the camera around the confined space gracefully.
The situation is likely to appeal mostly to older teens as they enter into long-term relationships and start to fantasize about what their adult lives might be like. They'll enjoy watching the attractive and relatable Paul and Corie as they struggle to make their relationship work.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what makes a marriage, or any long-term relationship, work. What do Paul and Corie learn about how to get along with each other and be happy?
Do you think Paul and Corie's marriage will last? Why, or why not?
Do you think it's different for young couples starting out today than how it's shown in this movie from 1967? What kinds of things are the same?
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