Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Thoughtful comedy's charm outweighs mild iffiness.

R 2008 118 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+


The language is the only concern here. There are 10 F-Words, 8 of which are said during one scene where an angry character lashes out at somebody else. You can't even hear most of them because the character is chasing someone else and is almost out of breath. If your child can handle 2 F-Words, then they can handle this movie.

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age 13+

Waste of time

I'm sorry, but *to me* this movie was very boring.. I kept wondering when I was going to see a plot forming. Basically it just shows how an airhead who has not yet grown up at 30 lives her life which is sometimes responsible (as a teacher) and sometimes not (getting drunk with the girls, sex on first date). Then she gets involved with a psycho driving instructor and has to deal with his aggressive antics. If I were to sum it up, it is about an ditzy young woman who refuses to grow up and always wears "rose colored" glasses.

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