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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Be kind to yourself and also to others. Don't let people treat you poorly. Take the reins of your own destiny.
Positive Role Models
Sofia must learn to take care of herself and prioritize her own goals rather than letting life decisions be made for her. Lainie cares for her daughter and tries to help her but also wants her to be independent. Matias is kind. His family watches out for him.
Main character and her mother are White. A family (main characters) is from Spain and speaks occasional Spanish. Other secondary characters are Black. Gay couple in a couples' cooking class.
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Violence & Scariness
Sofia falls down stairs and injures her ankle, which has to be in a brace.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A woman walks in on her live-in boyfriend with another woman. He's in a shirt and underwear; she's in shorts and a bra. A woman suggests that she and her husband have regular sex to burn off energy. A woman is said to be dating "half of Europe." A man and a woman kiss and begin undressing and kissing in bed, where it's suggested she spends the night. Two people discuss food as sensual versus sexual. A man uses the term "get laid."
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"D--k," "suck," "boobies," "huevos," "butt," "get laid." "Jesus" and "Jeez" and "God" used as exclamations. A woman makes a joke about a supermodel having an eating disorder.
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Products & Purchases
Some car and shoe brands glimpsed.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol in bars and restaurants.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that That's Amor is a romance with some language, drinking, and sexual situations. Characters are caught in their underwear having an affair, and two young people spend the night together, where we see them kissing and the woman in her bra. The main character falls in love with a visiting Spaniard and learns about Spanish culture and cuisine. She also figures out that she needs to take the reins of her own life and stop letting others make decisions for her. Adults drink alcohol in bars and restaurants. Language includes "d--k," "suck," "boobies," "huevos," "butt," and "get laid" as well as "God" and "Jesus"/"Jeez" as exclamations. A woman makes a joke about a supermodel having an eating disorder. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This film rings false on multiple levels, and the romance at its heart isn't given enough time to develop into a believable relationship worth rooting for. That's Amor feels outdated and contrived, particularly in Sofia's seeming insularity, which allows for her to be wowed by the most basic insights into a foreign country and culture but feels bogus in today's globalized world. The use of Latino actors to play Spaniards further undermines the authenticity of the story.
It's difficult for the viewer to believe Sofia was ever in love with a doofus like Richard or that she and Matias are so deeply in love after just a couple of conversations and one night together. Other aspects of the script and direction, including scenes with Sofia's best friend or in her workplace and on a city bus, feel tacked on to the main story but add nothing. The actors do what they can within these confines, with Lenehan standing out as the main character's encouraging and cheerful mother.
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