A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Family members and romantic partners should be honest with one another. Follow your dreams.
Positive Role Models
Although the characters aren't the greatest role models, Richard wants to be someone Jake can admire and look up to.
Violence & Scariness
A character gets hit in the face by a baseball.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Several scenes of couples having sex; bare backs and butts are shown. Adults have affairs, and a professor gets his student pregnant. One character imitates orgasm noises while walking through an elementary school.
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Several uses of "f--k," "s--t," bitch," "goddamn," "a--hole," and "idiot," plus British slang like "bloody," "bollocks," and "bugger off"
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Products & Purchases
Apple products, car brands like Hummer and Mustang.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink and smoke both cigarettes and marijuana in social settings. One character gets a DUI and is sent to AA meetings.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Some Kind of Beautiful is a romantic comedy staring Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba, and Salma Hayek in a complicated love triangle. While there isn't much violence or consumerism to worry about, you can expect plenty of sex and profanity. Several couples are shown having sex -- their bare backs and butts are visible -- and having affairs, and one character imitates orgasm noises while walking through an elementary school. Salty language includes several uses of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and more. Adults drink and smoke (both cigarettes and pot) in social settings, and one character does receive a DUI and is sent to AA meetings. Although none of the characters are particularly admirable, the movie does offer messages about prioritizing honesty in relationships and following your dreams. 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 nothing beautiful about this painfully predictable romantic comedy, except for the picturesque shots of Cambridge and Los Angeles. Not only is the lack of chemistry between Brosnan (once again playing a suave womanizer) Hayek excruciating to watch, but it's unfortunate that her most memorable scene is when Olivia imitates orgasms while walking through an elementary school. There are some tender moments between fathers and sons here, but the rushed, formulaic plot makes the positive messages come across as clichéd. While this certainly isn't SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL movie, it certainly is some kind of awful mess.
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