A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Characters are praised for being kindly, and reliability and working hard are explicitly praised.
Positive Role Models
The characters in the film are in pursuit of love and a career that makes them happy; they seem well-balanced and dependable. The cast boasts racial and ethnic diversity and plenty of strong female characters.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very mild romance: a few chaste, short, fully-clothed romantic kisses. One woman mentions getting "hit on by a drunk guy when his girlfriend went to the bathroom," that's as risque as it gets.
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One "damn," plus rare name-calling: "worthless lying jerk."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
None of the characters drink, drug, or smoke.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Remember Sunday is about as mild as it gets, romancewise. There is discussion of dating, but mostly wrapped up in finding a romantic partner who is reliable and loving. There are wholesome dates (couples skating at a roller rink to ABBA!) and a lot of scenes where the love interests are slowly getting to know each other rather than rolling around in bed. Expect a few chaste, clothed, standing-up kisses only. The language is similarly squeaky, with just one "damn." No characters drink or smoke; they order desserts at restaurants and offer each other sodas. There is very little here to worry any parent and even the youngest viewers can watch, but most children will probably be bored to tears by the slow, talky romance. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
There's genuine pathos in the idea of a truly, irrevocably damaged person who's desperate to connect and Zachary Levi is a good enough actor to make you care about Gus' dilemma. Though memory loss is a bit of a shopworn cinematic cliche (see: Overboard, 50 First Dates), thanks to the fine performances in Remember Sunday, it actually grabs the viewer and gives this lightweight romance something to grab onto.
For a while Gus manages to fool Molly into thinking he's a normal guy by taking notes and reading his "Molly" file every morning. When she eventually finds out the truth, the couple both fasten their hopes on an experimental surgery that might restore Gus' memory. Just when the viewer's ready for the movie to have a big, dramatic, unrealistic happy ending, the movie subverts it, but ends happily, if more realistically, than you expected. It's a pleasing twist to a movie that mostly coasts on the appeal of its leads.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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