Love the Coopers parents guide

Love the Coopers

Love is sometimes a hard thing to share for the Coopers.

Overall B-

When the Cooper family gathers together to celebrate Christmas, they rediscover just how dysfunctional they all can be. The movie boasts a large cast featuring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, Ed Helms, Alan Arkin, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie and June Squibb.

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is Love the Coopers rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Love the Coopers PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Love the Coopers
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Love the Coopers rated PG-13? Love the Coopers is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, language and some sexuality.

Violence: A woman attempts to shoplift by hiding the item being stolen in her mouth. A character makes belittling remarks about another’s political and religious beliefs. Some disparaging remarks are also made about the military. Characters eat unpaid food at a grocery store. Bullying occurs. A fistfight leaves a character with scrapes and burses on his face. The loss of a loved one, and a medical emergency are shown. Characters lie. Characters argue and say unkind things to one another.

Sexual Content: Gingerbread men cookies have been decorated to look like they are wearing loincloths. Sexual references are frequent and include comments about unplanned pregnancies, unmarried sexual relationships and adultery. An older man tells a younger one that some marriages have a shelf life, and encourages him to seek other sexual relationships. A child lifts her dress at the dare of a young boy. Vomiting is depicted. Flatulence jokes are made. A child has a potty accident. Various couples kiss and embrace, and a teen couple French kiss awkwardly and clutch each other. A character admits to being gay and discusses the disapproval he has experienced from his family. Several characters’ underwear is shown.

Language: Crude slang words are used as insults and to describe anatomy. Terms of deity are frequently used as expletives. Mild and moderate profanities, and scatological slang are also heard. Some name-calling occurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently drink alcohol in bars and at home. References are made to an alcoholic parent. Use of “pot” is mentioned and snickered at.

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Love the Coopers
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba G Language May Offend.
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Love the Coopers"

Cast and Crew

Love the Coopers is directed by Jessie Nelson and stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Love the Coopers movie is February 9, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Love The Coopers
Release Date: 9 February 2016
Love The Coopers releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- “Making the Coopers” Featurette
- “Rags the Dog” Featurette
- “Fun on Set” Featurette
- Music Video by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

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This movie is produced by the same creative team as The Family Stone, another tale of a dysfunctional family at Christmas, also starring Diane Keaton. Other depictions of the holiday season can be found in It’s a Wonderful Life (which is referenced in this movie), On Strike For Christmas, Mrs. Miracle and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.

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