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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Movie revolves around navigating social relationships and career goals as a new adult, with underlying message that we're all going through something.
Positive Role Models
No one here is intended to be a role model, but friends are supportive, and characters show some personal growth. Diversity within the cast.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Romance. Kissing. A woman takes off her shirt and is seen in her bra in a nonsexual situation.
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Extremely strong language throughout, including "ass," "bitch," "d--k," "hell," "p---y," "s--t," and several uses of "f--k." Middle-finger gesture.
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Products & Purchases
Lead character is an Uber driver and is shown on the job, her vehicle brand featured prominently. Other brands are used as punchlines, like Cici's Pizza and Geico.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Heavy drinking throughout by appealing characters; drinking depicted as fun. Drinking games play into the story, and one character gets very drunk. Smoking and vaping.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Get Together is a slice-of-life comedy about the emotional struggles of adulting. Most of the film takes place at a backyard gathering in Austin, and partying behavior like vaping, smoking, and heavy drinking is featured throughout. Alcohol consumption is definitely portrayed as fun; characters participate in drinking games and do shots, and one character gets blitzed. The stories are about growing relationships beyond college buddies, fighting for the love of your life, and wondering whether, after a certain point, pursuing lofty dreams is just immature. Expect extremely strong language ("s--t," "f--k"). A woman is seen in her bra in a nonsexual situation. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The promise of an all-hands-on-deck party carries the expectation of hours of wild fun, but, just like in real life, it's likely to end in disappointment. Director Will Bakke's post-college gathering has whiffs of Dazed and Confused, including great music and a solid ensemble cast with a couple of wacky standouts. But the Texans in The Get Together are slightly more mature. And while aging up the partygoers makes for more responsible cinema, the closure of the prefrontal cerebral cortex means better decision-making, which can be a lot less entertaining.
But, parents, consider this an opportunity. This party flick isn't great, but it could still be a decent pick to watch with young adult-age kids. The characters are in their mid- to late 20s, and they're coming to grips with the realization that the time has come for them to grow up. The story of the evening is told in three parts, from four different perspectives. The characters' struggles are small and internal but relatable: One young woman is realizing she needs to expand her friend circle, one man is realizing his dream of music stardom may be immature, and a couple is on the brink of taking their romance to the next step. It's a coming-of-age tale for those with arrested development. And it's possible that viewers sitting in a similar spot in life will get a nudge. On the other hand, it may be wishful thinking for parents to expect adult children to get a message from a movie chosen by Mom and/or Dad.
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