Picture from Bringing Down the House
Overall C

A strictly conservative suit-and-tie kind of guy, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is devoted to his work at the firm. But his employment commitment has left his family on hold one too many times.

Violence C
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C-
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual humour and drug material

Talk to your kids about…

Bringing Down the House

From the opening scenes of this movie, misrepresentation and lying are common themes. Who lied in this film, how did it affect them and did they learn anything about being truthful?

According to a press release, Queen Latifah, who also is an executive producer on the project, acknowledges the controversial nature of this film’s comedy. What is the difference between laughing at your own cultural mores and making fun of another group’s? How did you feel about the jokes in this film?