The movie teaches the importance of truth and openness in relationships. It also tackles the need to deal with grief and feelings, rather than trying to ignore them, and shows that it is unhelpful to judge on first impressions.
Mention of the death of a parent and a child. A dog dies onscreen. References are made to cancer, meningitis, pneumonia, and dementia, and there are brief scenes in a hospital. The phrase "blow their brains out" is used in frustration.
Sex is portrayed onscreen, though no nudity is shown. It is also directly referenced on a few occasions. Characters kiss and touch in bed, and there is the implication of erectile dysfunction.
Occasional language includes "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "arse," "bloody," and "hell."
Characters drink alcohol with dinner, but no one is shown to be drunk. Prescription pills are taken with breakfast.