As the moments tick on by, the story only gets more ridiculous. To try and make any sense out of the details, not to mention the particularly sappy ending, is ultimately an exercise in futility. If anything, it only underscores the biggest adjustment that needed to be made—not placing all the importance on David and Elise’s romance, which leads to nothing more than lame, “love is all you need” platitudes.


  • Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking, plus a drug is injected into David so he’ll cooperate with the fedora-donning menaces.
  • Language/Profanity: The PG-13 allotment of f-bombs (two), plus Elise extends her middle finger toward someone she’s frustrated with. Sh-- and as- also used several times and God’s name is taken in vain and paired with da-- once.
  • Sex/Nudity: David and Elise are shown having sex while they’re dating. The scene is all shadowy, so nothing is really shown, aside from kissing. An embarrassing photograph of David in a local newspaper is alluded to on several occasions. He eventually loses the election as a result.
  • Violence: When David’s life doesn’t go according to plan, a jarring car accident is caused between a cab and a civilian driver to get him back on track. Nobody dies, but there are injuries.

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