Nothing Family-Friendly in Friends with Kids
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
If Westfeldt was just planning to go the whole crowd-pleasing route, why not skip the attempts at realism and fully indulge the fantasy side of the genre? It’s sure a lot less painful to watch and there’s typically not a child involved.
- Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking and drunkenness depicted. Bottles of breast milk are labeled with details of what alcohol was consumed when the milk was pumped.
- Language/Profanity: Expletives, particularly the “f” word, are used throughout, plus there are a few instances where God’s name is taken in vain.
- Sex/Nudity: Repeated—and often crude—discussion of sexual acts, preferences and the male and female anatomy. Jason’s fondness for busty women is mentioned throughout—and not as politely as I just said it. Jason and Julie decide to have a baby together without what they perceive as the entrapment of marriage, and we see them in bed discussing how they’re able to do the deed when they’re not exactly physically attracted to each other. They eventually decide to watch porn, and we briefly see the camera zoom in on two women performing oral sex on a man. Frank discussion of a woman’s post childbirth body and the effects on her future sex life. Julie asks for Jason’s opinion on her naked body before she starts dating again (no nudity shown). Jason views women as disposable pleasures, and we see him wake up next to—or in bed—with several of them. Jason and Ben get in a fight where Ben verbally humiliates his wife Missy. Ben’s chief complaint is that he and Missy don’t have sex in a restaurant’s bathroom anymore—or pick up a stripper for a three-way, now that they’re married with a kid.
- Violence: Only of a comedic variety.
Religion: Jason keeps on a copy of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion on his bedside table and praises people who aren’t “religious.”
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 Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog. For more information, including her upcoming book signings and sample chapters of her novels, check out her Website.
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