And So It Goes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton. Comedy/drama. Directed by Rob Reiner.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Itís nice to see a film that stars someone well outside their 30s, 40s and even 50s. (For a while I was beginning to think they didnít exist in Hollywood.) Itís also nice to see a funny look at family relationships, with a positive, upbeat ending. Whatís more, it cannot be denied that the leads and the filmmaker know how to extract laughs from true life situations, not just absurd bathroom humor. And as with good comedy, thereís a blend of pathos to give the story dimension.

Alas, in this age when audiences are all too familiar with obscene and profane language, and seeing a dog poop no longer stops anyone from eating their popcorn, the filmmakers continue to in this tradition by injecting their thoughtful look at the restoration of love with crude visuals and a complete lack of regard for God and biblical truths.

Note to everyone in Hollywood: God goes by one name, you can drop the damn.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Castle Rock

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Crude Language: Several crude sexual remarks

Obscene Language: Around ten obscenities, mostly the s-word.

Profanity: Christís name is misused five times and late in the film, the male lead lets go with a Gd; Also, the expression ďoh my GodĒ is uttered enough times to remind those who believe in Him that many in the film donít.

Violence: None

Sex: The lead couple have casual sex Ė on his part; we see a baby delivered Ė this is not graphic, but the lady does enough screaming to give the impression she really is having a baby.

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Lots of drinking, some might say to excess.

Other: None

Running Time: 94 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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