Source: Catholic News Service
Needlessly crass, but sporadically entertaining comedy in which a best-selling self-help writer (Seann William Scott) returns to his hometown to receive an award, only to discover that his mother (Susan Sarandon) is dating the harsh gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton) who terrorized him in junior high school, and assisted by a former classmate (Ethan Suplee) attempts to sabotage the relationship while his hard-edged publicist (Amy Poehler) pushes him to return to his book tour. Though it too often strays beyond good taste, the film, as directed by Craig Gillespie, does have some moments of inspiration, and a few genuine insights as well. A nongraphic premarital sexual encounter, one use of the f-word, much crude and crass language, and innuendo. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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