Wedding Season parents guide

Wedding Season Parent Guide

Energetic, cheerful, and bursting with color and life, this story is a treat for romance fans.

Overall B+

Netflix: Asha and Ravi are both being pressured to get married. In order to calm their nagging parents they pretend to date each other through a summer of weddings.

Release date August 4, 2022

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

Why is Wedding Season rated TV-PG? The MPAA rated Wedding Season TV-PG for some substance use

Run Time: 98 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Asha (Pallavi Sharda) is focused on two things: raising money to fund microloans for women in developing nations and avoiding her mother’s attempts to find her a husband. After failing at a major pitch to potential investors, Asha is appalled to discover that her mother (Veena Sood) is posting her data on Indian matchmaking sites. Finally, the two women agree that Asha will meet one final guy and then her mother will remove her online profile.

Ravi (Suraj Sharma) is also the victim of a matchmaking parent. His father (Manoj Sood) has been filling out his profile, with emphasis on his studies at MIT and ownership of a start-up. When Ravi and Asha meet, they fizzle rather than sizzle. Things only change at a wedding when, in a desperate attempt to deflect gossipy aunties, they agree to pretend to date each other at future nuptials. As they get better acquainted, their feelings evolve and both learn that honesty really is the best policy…

Wedding Season doesn’t bring any new plot innovations to the romance genre but that doesn’t stop it from being a ton of fun. This movie overflows with life, color, and energy. Asha and Ravi are both appealing characters, and their desperation in the face of their controlling parents is completely believable, as is their deception. The gradual change in their relationship is plausible and the actors provide enough chemistry to keep viewers interested.

Perhaps the biggest surprise for rom-com fans is the movie’s negligible amounts of negative content. There’s no sex or violence, comparatively little profanity, and some scenes of social drinking, making the PG rating appropriate. If you love rom-coms and are looking for something sweet and clean, this is the movie for you. And if you want to spend 97 minutes staring at elaborate weddings and stunning Indian textiles and clothing, this really is your lucky day.

Like other movies of the genre, Wedding Season doesn’t win any awards for realism, but it has plenty of charm and positive messages about honesty, being yourself, and working to achieve your dreams. It also shows the power of family ties – even when family members can be flawed or overbearing or annoying. This film is cheesy, but it’s also joyous and open-hearted and that combination is always in season for rom-com fans.

Directed by Tom Dey. Starring Pallavi Sharda, Suraj Sharma, and Arianna Afsar. Running time: 98 minutes. Theatrical release August 4, 2022. Updated

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Rating & Content Info

Why is Wedding Season rated TV-PG? Wedding Season is rated TV-PG by the MPAA for some substance use

Violence: None noted.
Sexual Content: There are scenes of men and women kissing.
Profanity: There are approximately two dozen terms of deity, a crude anatomical expression, and a minor profanity.
Alcohol / Drug Use:   A man drinks wine at work. Adults drink wine in social situations. A character is described as drunk. A stressed woman drinks wine from the bottle.

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Wedding Season Parents' Guide

Why do Asha and Ravi lie about their relationship? Do you think their deception is acceptable? Do you think they had other options for dealing with their parents?

Both sets of parents are obsessed with marrying off their children. Why is this so important to them? How does their desire to see their adult children married affect their lives and relationships? 

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