A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The movie promotes the idea that there is more than one standard of beauty. Some innuendo and sexual humor.
Violence & Scariness
Some tense moments. A woman's husband dies of cancer.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Glimpses of breasts and indirect nudity; a mother finds her son's pornographic magazine. Sexual references, including infidelity, a teen-age boy obsessed with breasts and a discussion about the amount of sex a couple has.
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Occasional mild profanity.
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Products & Purchases
Embedded ads for Ramada and Virgin Airlines.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking; teen boys drink and smoke what they think is pot.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the women pose nude, but in most cases their breasts are obscured by some sort of strategically-placed prop. There are several sex-related jokes and discussions. A teenage boy, who is embarrassed by his mother's antics, rebels by drinking and smoking what he thinks is pot. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
There's so much for adults to enjoy here. The performances by Helen Mirren as Chris and Julie Waters as Annie are both hilarious and inspiring, and the theme that older women are still beautiful made several movie-goers of a certain age stand up and cheer. While the movie certainly plays up the obviously funny moments (the women's nervousness as they prepare to strip, for example), it also focuses on the evolving nature of the women's friendship as they share this experience together.
So what's in it for kids? Although teens may find the friendship theme appealing, there's not much else for them here. Certainly, the idea of women their mother or grandmother's age stripping down will horrify them --i n fact, the character they're most likely to identify with is that of Chris's teen-age son, Jem, who finds his mother's own sexuality too much to handle. Chris's increased fame leads to Jem's drinking and attempts to smoke pot. When he is arrested, Chris is upset but so caught up in her own affairs that she never realizes that this is her son's way of getting her attention. It's only when her friend Annie suggests she "find out why" he got in trouble does Chris realize she hasn't been the most present parent. Unfortunately, the movie doesn't fully develop this storyline -- we never see Chris sit down and have a talk with her son about what she is doing and why she is doing it. We later hear of a conversation Chris's husband has with him in which he tells him not to be ashamed, but it would have been better if we had actually witnessed this talk. If you watch with your teen, you might want to discuss how Chris and her son could have handled this situation better.
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