• Violence: A woman is shown in her badly beaten state. An elderly woman is purposely shoved and hurt by a man who couldn’t care less. A fight sends two men through a window’s glass.
  • Language/Profanity: A couple of exclamations of God’s name. Bas----, as-, bit--, he-- and da—are also used on occasion.
  • Sex/Nudity: A married woman sleeps with someone who’s not her husband on several occasions. Most of the sex is shown off-camera, although things get pretty heated, especially in a hot tub scene, in a hurry. Some discussion of what turns people on and what is—and isn’t—appropriate in lovemaking.
  • Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking and drunkenness depicted. Recreational drug use is also shown.
  • Faith/Religion: Faith, prayer and biblical principles play a strong supporting role. Judith grew up in a very strict, somewhat sheltered Christian family where church attendance was mandatory every day of the week—and twice on Sundays. Judith was also adamant about not having sex before marriage, but it’s clear she resents how she was brought up. Judith's mom asks why she doesn’t pray or attend church any more. Judith’s mom refers to Harley as the “devil.” A prayer group is in session when Judith doesn’t come home from Harley’s home.

Christa Banister is an author and 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 MeddlersBased in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.

Publication date: March 29, 2013