A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Be careful who you date. Men overcome by desire are likely to make bad life decisions. The easiest time to start a new addiction is when you're trying to get over an old one.
Positive Role Models
An intelligent, loving father makes decisions that jeopardize his career and the safety of his family.
Violence & Scariness
A woman is reported to have killed in her past. A woman is beaten, choked, and tossed over a staircase to her death. A car's brakes are sabotaged, resulting in a bad accident. Someone beats up an invalid in a wheelchair. A child is kidnapped and found tied up and gagged. A man is tied up before having sex and alcohol is forced down his throat. A car nearly hits a pedestrian. It's reported that a child died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A woman opens her blouse to reveal her cleavage to entice an unwilling man to have sex. She also grabs his genitals. A man and woman have sex.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
An alcoholic achieves six months of sobriety. Alcohol is forced down the throat of a recovering alcoholic. A woman takes medication for anxiety. An adult smokes cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We Belong Together falls into the romantic-partner-as-stalker-killer category. A man who has recently earned enough of his ex-wife's trust to allow unsupervised visits with their child somehow decides it's okay to have an affair with his oddly aggressive student. It soon appears that a psycho killer is on the loose, threatening everyone the man holds dear. A woman is reported to have killed in her past. A woman is beaten, choked, and tossed over a staircase to her death. A car's brakes are sabotaged, resulting in a bad accident. Someone beats up an invalid in a wheelchair. A child is kidnapped and found tied up and gagged. A man is tied up before having sex and alcohol is forced down his throat. A car nearly hits a pedestrian. It's reported that a child died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Alcoholism plays a role in the plot. 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 movie is a simplistic, paint-by-numbers, badly-written, knock-off of other romance-turned horror stories. Imagine Fatal Attraction minus the character development or Body Heat without any discernible motive for malfeasance. When this outright evil, mentally-unstable, murdering, mental asylum escapee seduces her college professor, tries to kill his wife, and kidnaps his daughter, the movie provides no answer to the question: Why? By the end of We Belong Together, we learn of other criminal acts perpetrated by the villain, but at least those crimes involved people she knew well, leaving to the imagination the possibility that she might have developed reasons over time to do her worst.
In contrast, she knows the randomly selected Thomas and his family for all of five minutes, not much time to develop murderous urges. That's why the film feels like little more than a series of plot points (with some sex thrown in) carried out by talented but hamstrung actors. Equally frustrating are the unbelievably bad decisions being made over and over by a supposedly intelligent man who has many compelling reasons -- legal and personal -- to act otherwise. And just wondering -- how is someone freshly escaped from jail driving a late model BMW? In keeping with the lack of development and dramatic arc throughout the rest of the film, the ending is abrupt and unsettling, leaving room for, heaven forbid, a sequel. Note that the actress playing Thomas' ex-wife, Elise Neal, is only six years younger than the actress playing the ex-wife's mother, Valarie Pettiford.
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