• Drugs/Alcohol:  Social drinking, plus talk about David's drug overdose. Frank also has to rely on prescription drugs for his lung condition.
  • Smoking:  Frank warns Robert about smoking's harmful effects. Before lighting up, Robert announces that he's quit, just like that.
  • Language/Profanity:  There's one use of the "f" word, plus a handful of other profanities and instances where the Lord's name is taken in vain.
  • Sex/Nudity:  A brief discussion on Rosie's inability to decide whether she likes boys or girls (she has a girlfriend at the moment). 
  • Violence:  No violence, but there are plenty of family verbal sparring, particularly by Sara who is fiercely protective of Kate.
  • Faith/Family Values:  No discussion of God or Jesus, although Frank hopes that his wife and son David will get to see each other at Christmas in heaven. But the importance of family, the need to forgive past wrongs and being honest with each other, is emphasized in the script.

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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