Family Film Guide: People Like Us
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Suitable for: Mature tweens and up.
What you should know: Already in trouble at work, a man discovers he has a half-sister and an 11-year-old nephew and his recently deceased father left them $150,000 in cash he is to deliver. Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks star.
Language: One f-word, a couple of exasperated "Jesus Christs," a dozen s-words and a smattering of other mild offensive words. A boy also flips someone the finger.
Sexual situations and nudity: A couple have a quick sexual encounter, a woman talks about multiple sexual affairs and not knowing the identity of her son's father, and there are obvious references to an adulterous affair.
Violence/scary situations: A school prank causes an explosion, boys threaten a classmate and one smacks another in the face with a textbook, a speeding car nearly causes an accident, and there are a couple of eruptions of anger -- one slap across the face and one physical attack with fists and objects thrown.
Alcohol and drug use: Adults share a joint that belonged to a cancer patient, a man treats his anger by getting drunk, a couple of scenes are set at an outdoor bar, and there is talk about drinking and the struggle to stay sober and adhere to AA's steps.
First Published June 29, 2012 12:00 am