Parents need to know that although the trailer and beginning of the French Canadian film The Guide to the Perfect Family may give the impression of a comedy, this film also has some mature themes involving teenage and parent relationships, stress, drinking, drug use, and suicide. A teenager is suffering from anxiety and depression, but her overbearing father doesn't see it. She resorts to lying, cheating, and sneaking out to drink at a party, and she gets suspended from school. After a fight with her father, disappointment in her mother (who takes her to get a tattoo and go drinking at a bar), and a failing test grade, she gets drunk and attempts suicide. One scene involves a married couple having sex until they're interrupted by their small son (who finds a vibrator the woman calls "mommy's magic wand"). Language in the English subtitles of the French-language film includes "f--k," "f--king," "f--k off," "frigging," "s--t," "bulls--ting," "damn," damnit," "ass," "screw," "suck," "moron," "wuss," "jerk," "brat," "poop," "balls," "Christ," and "God."