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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No real messages.
Positive Role Models
Main characters are art thieves whose lives appear to be glamorous.
Violence & Scariness
The head of security for an art museum tasers would-be art thieves.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Russo appears topless, in lovemaking scenes and while sunbathing. Lead characters have sex during extended scene; the breasts on a nude sculpture are used as innuendo. Lead character tells of how, to get over getting dumped by his girlfriend, he "f--ked five women in three days." Russo also wears revealing outfits in which her buttocks are exposed.
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Occasional profanity: "f--k," "s--t," "goddamn," "damn," "crap," "bastard."
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Products & Purchases
Main character drinks Pepsi One.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink cocktails, wine, and beer. Lead character arrives for work hungover in one scene. Cigar smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Thomas Crown Affair is the 1999 remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen film in which a suave and wily art thief eludes the authorities. There's an extended lovemaking scene with topless female nudity. The lead character sunbathes topless in another scene. Occasional profanity is heard, including "f--k." One of the lead characters talks of how, as a way to get over getting dumped by his girlfriend, he "f--ked five girls in three days." There's some drinking, including a scene in which one of the lead characters comes into work clearly hungover. 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 is the movie equivalent of a beach book, a glossy story about beautiful, wealthy people that not only doesn't require much thinking but actually repels it. Think too much, and you'll miss the slight but real pleasures of this remake of the 1968 version starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.
Dunaway appears briefly in this remake as Crown's therapist, to let us know that all of this is just acting out due to his fear of -- guess what -- intimacy. That is just one example of the movie's biggest failure: More clever than smart, it tells us instead of showing us such major points as the main characters' fear of trusting someone else and the fact that they find each other uniquely not boring. But we are willing to let movies like this one carry us along in exchange for some steamy moments, some crafty twists, and some beautiful scenery -- Brosnan and Russo included.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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