About Adam

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -3 1/2

Attractive Lucy Owen (Kate Hudson) has had boyfriends and affairs, but none that ignited her passion and desire for commitment. But when she meets Adam (Stuart Townsend), he seems to fulfill her dreams. In fact, the whole family seems to fall in love with Adam. Lucys sister Laura (Frances OConnor), a student of Victorian womens poetry, discovers romantic lusts with Adam shes only read about. And married sister Alice (Charlotte Bradley) revels in Adams flattery and attention which her boring husband appears to have neglected. Even her brother David (Alan Maher) discovers something to like in Adam. But will this family affair be a romantic disaster or can Adam keep his relations with the sisters separate? This Irish romantic comedy takes a unique approach to family relationships but, as a foreign film, even Oscar nominee Hudson may draw limited crowds.

Unlike the Garden of Eden, this Adam provides temptation for everyone he meets. And the film implies that immorality improves each character's life. Lucy finds someone for a committed relationship, scholarly Laura finds passion outside of books, and Alice discovers renewed sexual self-worth in Adam's attention. Adam even helps David jump-start a sexual relation with his girlfriend. Graphic sexual encounters, one with brief nudity, and several without nudity are featured. Alice and Adam even commit adultery minutes before he marries Lucy. Along with the explicit sexual content, the strong Irish accents fill the dialogue with numerous obscenities and profanity. ABOUT ADAM is about immorality and pornographic acts.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Miramax, 375 Greenwich, New York, NY 10013

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (4) times - Mild 1, moderate 3

Obscene Language: Many times - F-word 10, s-word 5, other 3

Profanity: Many times - Regular (J 16, JC 2, G 5, Gsake 3); exclamatory (OMG 7, OG 13, MG 2)

Violence: None

Sex: Several times (couple in bed with brief nudity, implied few times by couples in bed, graphic motion and sounds few times)

Nudity: Once (brief breast nudity in sex scene); Near nudity - Several times (women in underwear, woman covered by bedsheet, men in underwear, partial open robe shows cleavage)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Almost constant (numerous conversations about sex, discussion of sexual topic for college thesis, couple plans sexual affair, unmarried couple visits inn for weekend)

Drugs: Many times - Cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, drunk man passes out

Other: Sisters have sex with same man, adulterous act w/o consequences, comment implies keeping secrets help relationship, urination sounds, woman has second thoughts about wedding because of affair

Running Time: 94 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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