The Bouquet

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Family drama about loss has heavy themes.
  • G
  • 2013
  • 90 minutes

Parents say

age 6+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

The Bouquet offers some exposure to the marketing, strategizing, and challenges of planning and running a small business, in this case, a florist shop.

Positive Messages

The Bouquet offers positive messages about spending time with family, not quitting, and working through your differences for a greater good.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters are somewhat simplistic -- the devoted wife, the busy executive -- but their concerns, conflicts, and values are realistically portrayed.

Violence & Scariness

A man dies of a heart attack. A tree collapses on a woman during a thunderstorm, and she is shown with blood on her face.

Sexy Stuff

A few scenes feature a man and woman kissing.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Bouquet involves the loss of a parent and the grieving process for adult children and a remaining spouse. That aside, it explores important themes about family dynamics, working together, and appreciating the way individual differences strengthen a team.

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Parent of a 5, 9, and 10 year old Written byGuineaPigster November 11, 2013

Lovely Family Movie

This was a great movie! The tree-falling part was a little scary for the 5 year old in my life, but otherwise this movie was perfect! It communicated great valu... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Busy executive Terri (Kristy Swanson) and her estranged sister Mandy are too busy to visit their aging parents. But when their dad dies suddenly, they discover that he left behind not just an ailing floral business, but also a wife lacking in business savvy. Will they be able to put aside their differences to help save the family business, or will old grudges drive a permanent wedge?

Is it any good?

Although THE BOUQUET is family friendly, its exploration of the heavier themes -- death, loss, grieving, sibling rivalry, and unmet goals -- don't exactly make for breezy entertainment.

It's tough to imagine young kids finding much to sustain them here, but for families dealing with loss, this could offer a healthy way to process those feelings or explore how loss brings familial fractures to light.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about not giving up. Have you ever been faced with a challenge that felt insurmountable? How did you tackle it? What was the outcome?

  • Have you ever had to put aside your differences to be part of a team? What happened?

  • It's difficult to stay in touch as kids get older. Does your extended family keep in touch? How often do you get together? How can families stay close when they are so often geographically scattered?

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