A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The right person is out there for you, no matter what you're looking for. And it's important to be open to new and possibly unusual experiences ... even illegal ones, according to the movie.
Positive Role Models
Francis is a hit man who follows his own moral code -- he only kills people who (might) deserve it (well, them and anyone who tries to hurt him or the woman he falls for). But it still involves a lot of killing. And while Martha taps into her inner strength, that means she might end up getting involved with her new boyfriend's unsavory job.
Violence & Scariness
One of the main characters is a highly trained assassin, so there's lots of violent action: Expect gunfights, fist fights, and knife fights, both in small altercations and big group scuffles. All of them leave dead and bleeding bodies on the floor. People are stabbed, pummeled, shot at both close and long range, and simply beaten to a pulp.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing, flirting, and suggestive comments. A couple is shown waking up next each other in bed.
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Extensive swearing throughout, including many uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch," as well as "p---y," "ass," "d--khead," and other colorful insults.
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Products & Purchases
Trojan condoms play a prominent role in one scene (that doesn't happen in the bedroom), and Reddi-Whip shows up as well.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A few scenes in bars feature people drinking liquor. One character has quite a lot of wine while cooking a meal.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mr. Right is an odd combination of romance and action-thriller, focusing on a hit man (Sam Rockwell) who falls in love and leaves a long trail of bodies in the wake of his courtship of Martha (Anna Kendrick). There's lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," "d--k," and more) and even more violence. The carnage involves guns, knives, beatings, and martial arts, all of which result in plenty of blood and dead bodies. There's some drinking, and sexual content is limited to flirting, kissing, suggestive comments, and implied sex, but nothing particularly graphic. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Mr. Right -- an action movie with a romantic twist, or maybe a romance with action elements -- is an unusual mix that almost works. Kendrick and Rockwell have a spark, but mostly the film's trying too hard to fit in too many niches. For starters, it asks the audience to suspend their disbelief in a big way. Who knew Martha had the hidden potential to become a cold-blooded killer? Or that serial murderer Francis just wants to settle down with the right girl?
And then there are the action scenes, which eat up a good chunk of the film. Some of them are well done, and Rockwell has some smooth moves when it comes to hand-to-hand fighting, but there's no getting around the fact that the body count here is quite high, and there's plenty of blood -- far more than in most romcoms.
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