She's The One

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2

Their boat is christened "The Fighting Fitzpatricks," a fitting description for the Brooklyn family featured in this romantic comedy. Mickey (writer-director Edward Burns) and brother Francis (Mike McGlone) are heading in different directions as they follow the advice of their father (John Mahoney) - "You've got to do what makes you happy." Mickey thinks he's content being a cab driver until he meets Hope (Maxine Bahns), a beautiful passenger he marries just 24 hours later. Francis, a successful Wall Street financier, has fallen out of love with his wife Renee (Jennifer Aniston) and is having an affair with Heather (Cameron Diaz), who was once Mickey's fiancee. Naturally some tension develops in these relationships. Mickey discovers he's not as free-spirited as his new wife. Francis must constantly reject his wife's romantic advances while he contemplates his future with Heather. SHE'S THE ONE has some funny moments, particularly in the competition between the brothers. But there also seems little point to the film, as the individual stories often wander around aimlessly before everything is wrapped up in an unconvincing fashion.

Although his wife frequently expresses her desire for sex, Francis is not interested. She talks about pleasuring herself, leaves the bedroom in a huff and soon you hear the sounds of a vibrator. Renee also reveals her frustration with her family and they discuss whether or not Francis is a homosexual. He is seen in bed with Heather after implied sex, and they discuss her affair with an older man. When Hope talks about diminishing romanticism in their relationship, Mickey parks the cab in a public place and sounds of love making can be heard. Francis questions Mickey about his sex life. The dialogue is atrocious, including many instances of crude language, 60 obscenities and nine regular profanities. While SHE'S THE ONE tries to be a film about family and male-female relationships, too often the focus is on foul language and sexual relations related in crude and explicit terms.

Preview Reviewer: Mark Perry
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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: Many (31) times - Mild 15, Moderate 16

Obscene Language: Many (60) times - F-word 29, s-word 16, other 15

Profanity: Many (13) times - Regular 9 (G-d 2, J 2, C 2, JC 2, G 1), Exclamatory 4

Violence: Once - Moderate (man punched)

Sex: None; implied three times

Nudity: None; Near nudity (couple unclothed under bedsheets; braless woman in t-shirt, man in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (woman suggests sex to husband; characters discuss their sexual relationships; sounds of vibrator)

Drugs: Alcohol use, smoking

Other: Adulterous affair portrayed neutrally

Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Adults

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