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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Someone who takes care of you deserves respect and gratitude; it's selfish to leave someone just because they've seen you at your worst. Encourages friends to be there in good times and bad.
Positive Role Models
No one is particularly role-model worthy, except maybe "past" Frannie when she took care of Devon during his battle with cancer. Fallon does care about her sister, and she keeps suggesting Frannie move in with her in the suburbs, so she's not alone.
Violence & Scariness
Brief (and minor) fist fight.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One sex scene in which a woman is undressed down to her bra; there's kissing and laughing, but the sequence isn't overly explicit. Another couple embraces and kisses; a woman waits for her boyfriend wearing only black lingerie. A man makes it clear that he met his boyfriend on Grindr.
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Plenty of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "d--k," "bitch," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Brands and companies featured include: Apple, Sprite, Coke, Google, Yahoo!, Samsung, LG, Whole Foods, Hellmann's (mayo), and more.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frannie shares her prescription meds with her friends and Devon.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Take Care is an independent romantic comedy about an injured, house-bound woman who shames her ex into watching over her as she recuperates. With its familiar-but-not-A-list Generation X stars (Leslie Bibb, Thomas Sadoski), Take Care is clearly aimed at adult audiences and is unlikely to attract much teen attention. But if yours do want to see it, know that there's frequent strong language ("f--k," "a--hole," "s--t"), a not-too-explicit love scene and references to sex, and a mature storyline about nursing and loving someone through sickness and health. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Written and directed by "single in New York" specialist Liz Tuccillo, a former Sex and the City writer and author of He's Just That Not Into You, Take Care is occasionally charming and funny. But it's just as often, as were Tuccillo's previous takes on the subject, a tale of seriously self-absorbed and entitled people who are mostly unlikable. Frannie's childish desire to make Devon "pay" for her two years spent at his bedside with a considerably shorter reciprocation while she's house-bound in a double cast doesn't necessarily make sense -- or make her endearing. Devon, played by Sadoski (who's a much more powerful ex in Wild), starts off -- as would be expected -- bitter but compliant, doing the bare minimum to help. But as the days tick by, he comes to enjoy their time together -- watching Law & Order, eating his home-cooked meals, reminiscing about their relationships.
The performances are fine -- particularly the supporting roles of Frannie's sister, her eccentric circle of close (but too busy to give up their lives to help) friends, and Devon's hilariously uptight and jealous girlfriend, Jodi, played by Nurse Jackie regular Betty Gilpin. Even though Jodi is out of control with her needy, passive-aggressive tantrums, she's actually the wronged party, since whatever Devon owes Frannie shouldn't have anything to do with his relationship with Jodi. Take Care is the sort of romantic comedy you stream or watch on demand, but it's not an original, must-see pick.
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