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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Quinn struggles to decide what he wants but finally realizes what his heart really needs.
Positive Role Models
Quinn and Devon have been together for years, but they still have massive misunderstandings when trying to discuss their feelings. Still, they eventually figure out what they're trying to tell each other.
Violence & Scariness
Two men brawl in a crowded living room, destroying some expensive furnishings.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few brief sex scenes show couples moving around, once with some loud sound effects (no nudity). One scene, shot from behind, shows a man masturbating. Some innuendo and skimpy/revealing clothing. Kissing and hugging. Characters' bare backs are seen; man seen in underwear.
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Several scenes include the words "f--k" and "s--t." Also "c--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some characters smoke cigarettes (and praise the habit). Adults drink wine with meals, and one man gets pretty drunk on hard liquor at home after an especially bad day. Pot smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We'll Never Have Paris is a romantic comedy that centers on a long-time couple (Simon Helberg and Melanie Lynskey) trying to decide whether they should get married. There's a fair bit of drinking and some smoking (mostly cigarettes, but also some pot), as well as frequent swearing (mostly "f--k" and "s--t") and a few sex scenes. While there's no nudity beyond bare backs, some of the scenes include some fairly enthusiastic sound effects, and in one scene, masturbation is implied. 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 movie has a whiff of truth to it -- which makes sense, as it's reportedly based on Helberg's relationship with wife/co-director Jocelyn Towne -- but perhaps they were too close to the material. Because this is nothing more than standard romcom fare, with a misunderstood (and each misunderstanding the other) couple who may deserve each other, but only after they're first torn apart. Toss in the usual complications, and you've got yourself a formulaic plot. We're all for cheering on romance, but when the ending isn't believable, it's hard to get very excited.
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