A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Solid relationships are based on insight, respect, friendship, and compassion. Be willing to take chances: "Love is messy and risky." Beware overthinking: "If you spend your life looking for perfect, you end up with nothing."
Positive Role Models
The leads, sometimes quirky, brash, and flawed, are ethical, caring, funny, empathetic, and ultimately brave. Learning to communicate honestly challenges them. Ethnic diversity throughout. Positive and respectful portrayal of a gay couple. Avoids stereotyping.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing, undressing, an intensifying relationship includes a carefully-shot lovemaking scene without nudity. Sounds from a pornographic movie are heard but not seen.
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Casual swearing, irreverence, and profanity throughout, includes "f--k," "bastard," "cooter," "vagina," "ass," "t-ts," "d--k," "Jesus Christ," "boner," "goddamn," "s--t." Fart sounds. Vomiting.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and drunkenness on multiple occasions. Drinking games. Older men smoke marijuana, and it's implied that they ingest a hallucinogenic drug.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Plus One is a funny and wise contemporary romantic comedy. Ben and Alice, good friends since college, make a pact to be one another's "plus one" at the many spring and summer weddings they know they'll be invited to attend. It's a can't lose situation -- no awkward singles tables, no fixups, and they'll each be free to check out the room with no ties that bind. The language is racy throughout the movie, including "f--k," "s--t," "bastard," "vagina," "ass," "t-ts," "d--k," "boner," and "penis." There are kisses, sexual references, sounds of pornography coming from an off-screen television, and a young man and woman engage in foreplay, start to undress, and begin to have sex. Characters drink alcoholic beverages in multiple scenes; in some they get tipsy or drunk and a woman vomits. Marijuana is used and it's implied that a group of senior men might ingest a hallucinogen. Recommended for older teens who are fans of relatable, thoughtful, and playful romcoms. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Director-writers Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer make a dazzling debut in their first feature film with strong characters, a brash look at traditional romance, and as many touching moments as funny ones. Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid have terrific chemistry, and while Erskine's performance is the showier one -- and she is sensational -- Jack Quaid holds his own, delivering nuance and heart. Supporting characters are uniformly wonderful, with Rosalind Chao as a stand-out. Plus One is breezy and inventive, and while the bones of the story may be formulaic, the execution never feels tired. A welcome treat in the continuing onslaught of by-the-numbers romcoms finding their way to home screens in recent months.
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