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Overall C-

Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) is a 34-year-old man who refuses to fly the coop, so his parents hire an "interventionist" named Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) to pretend to fall in love with him and coax him out of the nest.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language.

Talk to your kids about…

Failure to Launch

Although Al and Sue are anxious to have Tripp out of the house, what opposing emotions does Sue experience at his leaving? What are her concerns? What relationship challenges might couples face when their last child leaves home and they become empty nesters?

How did Sue’s pampering hamper Tripp’s motivation to leave home? What responsibilities do you think parents should give older children who still live at home?

What effects could Tripp’s sexual behavior have on his future relationship with Paula? What consequences for his actions are not shown?