A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What 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.
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What's the story?
After ending a bad relationship, Martha (Anna Kendrick) isn't quite sure what to do with herself -- until she has a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger (Sam Rockwell). They fall for each in a big way, and he helps her discover her untapped inner strength. But their budding relationship is threatened when Martha discovers that her new MR. RIGHT is actually a highly trained assassin on the run from an old rival (Tim Roth) who has a score to settle.
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.
Talk to your kids about ...
What is the movie saying about love? Should you be willing to give up everything if you meet the right person? Parents, talk to your teens about what constitutes a healthy relationship.
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