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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Though Rachel does find herself attracted to someone else at her wedding and does kiss her, Rachel, Luce, and Heck all handle it in a very responsible, respectful manner. They do their best not to hurt one another. The film also shows how lying about who you're attracted to makes everyone miserable.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Rob and Cooper are both womanizers, constantly trying to "shag" whomever's around. Women talk about birth control and diaphragms, which may raise questions from curious teens. Rachel rents lesbian porn and some porn sounds are audible. Rachel and Heck kiss in the bushes and meet a gay male couple who met there, as well. The implication is that they were all planning to have sex there, separately. Luce and Rachel make out in the back of the flower shop, but don't have sex, and no clothes are removed.
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Some cursing, including "damn," "hell," "ass," "f--k." Coop also uses the term "vagitarian" to describe lesbians and calls Luce a "dumb slut."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cooper talks about consuming "endless amounts of drugs." Heck gets drunk after quitting his job. There is some moderate drinking, as well.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rachel has to grapple with her attraction to a woman and her love and fidelity toward her husband. She handles it in a mature way, as does her husband when he discovers her attraction to Luce. There is some kissing between Luce and Rachel, but nothing graphic or explicit. There's also some cursing and drinking, but the film handles its adult themes with grace and compassion for everyone involved. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Thank heaven for British romcoms; less crude than their American counterparts and more witty and charming, they show the joy in falling in love, and this one's a worthy addition to the pantheon. What's refreshing about this movie is that every character is interesting and loveable -- even the womanizing Cooper (Daren Boyd). Unlike other lesbian romantic comedies with a married woman in its premise, the husband here is more than a plot device. Instead, Heck is a real character that everyone -- the audience, Rachel, and Luce included -- cares about. And in so doing, they must face a real dilemma: Can they "walk away," as Luce suggests? Can Rachel stay in a friendly but passionless marriage out of fidelity to her husband? Should she?
What the film discovers is that that kind of a lie makes everyone miserable. "It's not you leaving that's going to kill me," Heck says, destroyed and angry. "It's you loving someone more." In this way, Imagine You and Me avoids the unrealistic plot devices and gimmicks of other romantic comedies and creates a realistic world in which we'd all like to live -- full of compassion, comedy, flirting, and charm.
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