Life Partners

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Flawed film about friendship has lots of swearing, drinking.

R 2014 93 minutes

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age 16+

Good fun for the older crowd

Life Partners was a very enjoyable and simple film to watch, if you're over 15. Straight Paige (Gillian Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Leighton Meester) are two twenty-something best friends who are pretty much inseparable. They do not live together but are usually seen at one or the others' houses, sharing the same bed and discussing who should date who. Paige is a hard working, strong willed lawyer who doesn't like to admit that she's ever wrong, and Sasha is an easy going musician who works at a dead-end job. When Paige meets Tim (Adam Brody) and their relationship grows stronger, Sasha realizes that their closeness is beginning to drift and quickly becomes more desperate to find her life partner while their friendship struggles. It's a quirky romantic comedy with heart that balances humor with drama and is an incredibly realistic story of young adulthood and the ups and downs of every day life. The language is very strong and has many f-words in several forms (around 30), uses of sh*t, d*ck, @sshole, b*tch, p*sy, some sexually related words and religious terms. Violence is pretty mild and includes arguing and some yelling matches between friends, profanities yelled at one another in a joking matter, a woman hits another car while texting and driving. Sexual content has some kissing between couples, some characters are gay and are seen laying in bed (nothing happens), some sexual discussions and references throughout, off-screen sex scenes show only afterwords. Lots of drinking and social parties, nothing over the top - no drugs, no smoking. Due to the strong language it's best suited for 16+.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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