Men, Women & Children Saturday, 21 September 2019

Men, Women & Children

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sexual references, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    Everybody does it.

  • Starring:

    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort, Katherine C. Hughes

  • Directed by:

    Jason Reitman

  • Running time:

    119 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Suicide attempt (pills). People are hit with object, tackled, punched repeatedly, slapped, threatened. Violent video game played. Baby dying from dehydration, 9/11 mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Patient in hospital bed, tubes around body, IV drip. Bloody nose/face/thighs. Collapsed girl. Blood spray emoticon.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Underage sex. Sex scenes. Kissing, masturbation, undressing, flirting, rubbing against each other, caressing. Girl in underwear strips, fondles herself. Groaning, sexting. Internet pornography, infidelity websites, online escort service site seen. Underage boys (ages 15, 10) view pornographic websites. Topless women, shirtless males, nude bottom, revealing clothing, cleavage. Picture of underage girl performing oral sex/older men offering underage girl money to see her in underwear mentioned. Mother encourages daughter to post semi-nude photos on internet. References to having sex (including with an object), sexual-themed discussion, crude sexual references.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, cocktails, beer). Pills (prescribed).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Derogatory language/threats. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Technology, social media, sex, teenage sex, suicide, body image, body dimorphic, ectopic pregnancy, pornography, gaming, online chat, celebrity, depression, unhappiness, abandonment, eating disorders, adultery, irresponsibility, electronic monitoring, loneliness, addiction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Estranged mother, eating disorder, abusive parenting, miscarriage, attempted suicide. Hospital setting. Abortion (natural), unwanted pregnancy mentioned. Vomit emoticon. Urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Perceptive, moving, keen, analytical, hypnotic, ambitious, forthright, clever. Outstanding cast, excellent performances, strong writing, diverse storylines, cool tone, darkly comic, promising start.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Preachy, scolding, clinical, familiar, one-sided, excruciating, ignorant, smug, hypocritical, on-the-nose, obvious, overdone, melodramatic, blunt, obnoxious. Condescending narration, clumsy/clueless script.

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