The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below. The following is a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated drama. Profanity is extreme with more than 20 "f" words being used, while other profanities and plenty of colorful phrases are also present.
A heavy amount of both drinking and smoking are present, while various characters have bad attitudes, including an older man with a penchant for seducing vulnerable and impressionable young women into becoming his lovers, as well as dysfunctional family members toward the film's female protagonist. Beyond that and a few other more benign elements, the film's remaining categories have little or nothing in the way of major objectionable content.
Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, however, we suggest that you more closely examine our detailed content listings.
Harper takes a bottle of her own, and after Connie opens it for her, chugs some of it. Connie then offers her some liquor from his flask, but she declines, stating that she's not much of a drinker and he admits to the same although we later learn the latter not to be true. Connie and Harper have drinks and she then spills the bottle of liquor onto some of his photos.
Harper's family has wine with dinner. Connie and his discussion group have drinks in a bar. Connie and Harper have more liquor back at his place.
When he tries to get her to relax by doing a tough math calculation in her head, she says, "I'm not drunk enough for this. We see Zack going through the delirium tremens alcohol withdrawal in a hospital. Connie then tells him that this is a good reason never to stop drinking. We see that Billy has a glass of wine out while she's painting. Connie has another drink.
Harper's family has wine with her birthday dinner. People have drinks at Connie's birthday party for Harper, and afterwards Connie has another drink. Connie has a drink in a bar. We see Connie walking out of a liquor store having just bought a bottle of booze. Later, Harper returns and finds Connie lying on the floor unconscious, with the now empty bottle beside him. Connie has some booze in a drink someone offers him.
In a motel room, Connie states that he could use a drink and Harper agrees that she could as well. He then asks if she could go across the street and buy a bottle of liquor. Connie's former lovers drink at his place. Harper's fingertips are a little bloody after she runs her hand along the back of Connie's head after finding him unconscious on the floor.
Harper's family somewhat looks down on her for not being as bright and ambitious as the rest of them her father wants to know how anyone could get into Harvard without personal opinions. In one scene, their birthday party celebration for her with Chinese delivery food is haphazard at best and woefully indifferent at most times. Deborah also mentions that she would have had the Chinese restaurant make a cake but then complains that they were too busy blowing up ducks for dinner.
Harper lies to her family about not being accepted to Harvard, and then she and her friend Patty lie about her moving in with Patty when in reality she's moving in with Connie. Harper calls the police "pigs" when they won't let her and Connie into his building. Deborah is condescending and demeaning toward Connie and Harper.
After she leaves, he's mean toward Harper and tells her not to be there when he returns, but she stays and he welcomes her back when he does return. Connie lies to Harper about the reason for their trip to Los Angeles.
The sight of him convulsing and behaving like he's possessed, while strapped to the bed, may be unsettling to some viewers. The same holds true when we see that Harper's fingertips are a little bloody after she runs her hand along the back of Connie's head after finding him unconscious on the floor with an empty bottle of booze next to him.