A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It's always better to tell the truth. Love is when you can be yourself with someone. Some bad ethnic jokes about being Irish-Catholic and Jewish.
Positive Role Models
Not a lot of role models here.
Violence & Scariness
A punch in the face. A character has terminal cancer and talks about dying.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many scenes with characters in underwear and partially undressed; one scene where you can hear people having sex. Lots of innuendo and jokes about sex and relationships. Some explicit talk about sex and an ongoing joke about Brazilian waxing. A character gives birth in a hospital.
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"Bitch" and "s--t" many times. "Suck it," "t-ts," "hell," "ass," "goddamn."
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Products & Purchases
References to Mad Men, Lost, and Sixteen Candles.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of characters drink champagne, some until they're drunk; a few scenes of people drinking cocktails at bars. Molly takes a pill from a flight attendant that makes her loopy. A reference to Ecstasy. A character holds a cigar but doesn't smoke it.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that One Small Hitch is a funny romcom that's all about love, sex, and weddings, with the focus on sex. There's some partial nudity, and the characters spend most of the movie talking about getting ready to have sex (including talk about heart-shaped pubic hair) or having sex. There are some bad ethnic jokes about being Irish-Catholic and Jewish. There's also quite a bit of profanity ("s--t," "bitch," "ass"), drinking, and a few drug references (Ecstasy and some sort of sedative), making this edgy film best for older teens and up. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Although there's nothing new about this somewhat-raunchy romcom, ONE SMALL HITCH is a surprisingly fun and funny watch. The two leads have great chemistry, and both are engaging and endearing, even as they're put in predictable, cliché circumstances. It shouldn't be entertaining, but all the characters, even the typically vilified ones such as the "other woman," all are likable, which keeps you invested in the plot.
Although some younger teens may be entertained by the romantic story line, the focus on adult-relationship dynamics, bad language, and sexy content make this a better pick for older teens and adults.
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