A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The main character is a moralistic single man (he often turns down women who throw themselves at him) looking for a meaningful romantic relationship. His close friend is a womanizer who hires a woman to date his buddy. Divorce and extramarital affairs are central to the plot.
Violence & Scariness
One scene includes a punch and a slap, neither of which draws blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A brief scene shows a couple having sex in bed, but the covers obscure any nudity aside from a man's bare upper body. A few make-out sessions and one post-coital bedroom scene (again, sans nudity). Some female characters flirt blatantly and wear skimpy clothing.
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"Ass," "bitch," and "damn" are common. Rare use of "s--t" is bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional shots of adults drinking in social settings.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sweet romance has a fair amount of sex for a made-for-TV movie airing on ABC Family. There's kissing, groping, and other types of foreplay, as well as a brief scene that shows a couple having sex in bed (no nudity). Female characters often dress in skimpy outfits and flirt like crazy -- a supporting male character revels in it, but his upstanding friend (the main character) steadily turns them down in favor of a meaningful relationship. Language like "damn" and "bitch" is common, and there's some social drinking. 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 List is a cute romantic comedy that will have starry-eyed viewers believing that love really can conquer all. Although the plot often borders on the predictable (boy meets girl, they fall in love, mishaps threaten their future, chance steps in to save the day), the movie is bolstered by great performances from Brady and Poitier, who have good onscreen chemistry.
That said, there's a fair amount of strong language for TV (especially for ABC Family) and several sexy scenes (including one that briefly shows a man and woman having sex, though there's no nudity), so it's best for teens and up.
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