Alongside sometimes-racy humor, movie emphasizes the need for women to finish school (if they want to) and not allow men or circumstances to deter them. A definite empowerment theme; emphasizes importance of supporting and encouraging one another rather than criticizing and judging. Explores power of mother-adult child relationships.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Character accidentally shoots his gun at a wall, near where a dog was sitting. A woman hit in the crotch with a ball during racquetball. Physical comedy of Deanna falling, being hit with a paddle during sorority initiation, etc. Drunk/high women destroy a wedding reception hall. Two young women get in a fight; they push, hit, pull on each other. Helen was in a coma for eight years.
Many racy jokes/references to sex, particularly regarding Deanna hooking up with Jack. Characters talk about a "walk of shame" Deanna shares with her daughter.
Occasional swearing/insult language includes "s--t," "s--t show," "son of a bitch," "ass," "a--hole," "pathetic," "shut up," "what the hell," "damn," "mom boob," "loser," and "oh my God!"
Ford, Apple, MacBook, iPhone, Lexus, Toyota, Webster's Dictionary, Harry Potter references, Suburban, Uber, Kendra Scott jewelry.
Ease of Play
Lots of fraternity parties where Deanna, sorority sisters (some of whom are presumably underage, though most are seniors) go to party, drink a lot, dance. Drinking is sometimes to excess -- shots of tequila, drinking games, beer, wine. Deanna and her best friend drink while they play racquetball; one has seven bottles of whatever they're drinking. Several young women accidentally eat marijuana-infused chocolate bark; they get very high afterward.