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Smart, poignant dramedy puts alcoholism front and center.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byindiemovies August 13, 2015

A Step Up for Will Ferrell and a Poignant Vision of Forgiveness

Will Ferrell's name usually conjures up the kind of movie that makes you cringe at the jokes, and make you smile because of his comedic nature. But he is a real actor and he proves it in this raw look into a debilitating man and his quest to make everything right again. There's something about the tone of this movie, and the increasing alcoholism that makes you feel for Ferrell's character, despite the implication that he isn't a good guy. But the message of the movie never strays in making clear that a good heart doesn't change. The movie is heartfelt, powerful, and funny, but in the way that makes you laugh and then think about the humor, the joke, and what it means later. This movie is suitable for teens 15 and up, for a couple F-words and some sexual references throughout. There is also a brief scene of about six seconds in all of kinky sex, and it's pretty graphic, but like I said it's brief. Great movie, and definitely worth checking out.
Teen, 16 years old Written byBestPicture1996 May 1, 2012

Small and significant portrayal of alcoholism

Minus the weird sex scene that lasts maybe 3 seconds, the movie is fine to show teenagers. No over-dramatic acting from Will here; he plays a man who's lost it all. He's at rock bottom and he keeps on slipping down. Very well-made subtle indie that has a great cast for Ferrell to work with.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheSuperman765 May 14, 2011

Smart, poignant dramedy puts alcoholism front and center.

this moving drama, based on a short story by Raymond Carver, is far from the usual broad comedies that star Will Ferrell is known for. Though inflected with humor, it’s a serious and sobering (no pun intended) movie about a man slipping over the brink of life -- giving in to his alcoholism and losing his marriage and all his belongings. There’s some swearing (including "s--t" and "f--k"), a few brief sexually charged scenes (with partial nudity and kink), and loads and loads of drinking (the lead character is an alcoholic, after all).
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking