A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Some emotional tension.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references and situations, overheard sex, brief nudity.
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Extremely strong language with explicit sexual references.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes extremely explicit sexual references, sexual situations, brief nudity, and very strong language. A character has problems telling the people close to him that he is gay. The subject of the movie is adultery and some, but not all, characters pay a price for infidelity. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
There are some funny moments, but overall the movie will appeal most to those who are in the demographic of its performers, and maybe not much even to them. Part Woody Allen-style mid-life crisis movie, part old-fashioned, door-slamming bedroom farce, part "let's laugh as rich folks mess everything up while we enjoy looking at their beautiful homes and clothes," and possibly part therapy session for leading man Warren Beatty, this movie may be enjoyable but it is ultimately mystifying.
Rumors of problems plagued this movie for at least two years, and some incoherence and inconsistency may be evidence that it has been recut. It is fun to watch these actors in these settings, and especially welcome to see a movie featuring stars over 25. But the characters never engage us. Ellie and Porter both seem so self-absorbed that it is hard to care whether they stay together or not, and there is something almost grotesque about the way the charmless Porter is immediately adored by every young, beautiful woman who sees him. Jenna Elfman is wasted in a small role, though she does look great dressed as Marilyn Monroe.
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