Although the movie's overall message is that friendship and love endure when you put in the effort (and that you should figure out who you want to be and what you want to do and commit to those goals), there's a troublesome subtext to Dex and Em's relationship that implies that if girls are just patient with a guy they like who's treating them poorly, someday he'll come around.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Dex is beaten up by a guy at a bar when he hassles the guy's girlfriend. Some yelling between two people who are arguing in a restaurant. A brutal, sudden accident has tragic consequences.
Brief full nudity, including shots of a woman from the back/side as she struts in front of a man who's sitting on a bed under the sheets, and a man jumping into the water to skinny dip (viewers see his full length from a distance). Visitors to a nudist beach are also shown naked. A woman strips to her underwear and later takes off her bra and everything else (we don't see her fully naked). Discussions about group sex and sex toys and one character’s promiscuity. A married woman has an affair.
Language is infrequent but includes "f--k," "bastard," "prick," "damn," "hell," "oh God" (as an exclamation), and more.
Calvin Klein and Armani are name-dropped by a character who appears to value labels and wears them as a badge of honor.
Ease of Play
Dexter falls into a drunken haze that lasts years, during which he behaves badly toward those he loves, including his best friend, Emma. A handful of scenes show him inebriated or going on a bender, both with alcohol and, at least once, with cocaine. Additional social drinking; characters are shown swigging wine from a bottle and taking shots.