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Our Family Wedding | 2010 | PG-13 | - 4.3.5

An African-American man and a Hispanic woman (Lance Gross and America Ferrera) come home to tell their parents that they are going to get married. The news is not received well, and the wedding plans spiral out of control with both families vying for top billing. After a lot of soul searching and re-evaluation of their relationship, the couple comes to terms with the situation. Also with Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Anjelah Johnson, Diana-Maria Riva, Charlie Murphy, Fred Armisen, Regina King and Taye Diggs. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man and a woman kiss on a sofa and it is implied that they have sex. A woman wearing a short, low-cut dress approaches a man in a nightclub, they talk, and we then see him in bed wearing a T-shirt and boxer shorts and she is wearing a low-cut short negligee (sex is implied when we see him leaving her apartment the next morning).
 A wife asks her husband if he wants to have fun in the car and reaches for his crotch; he is reluctant, she kisses him, the car door opens and they fall out and on to the floor. A man and a woman kiss in the back seat of a car and the windows are all fogged up.
 A woman sits on a man's lap, they kiss and talk, they lie back on a sofa and kiss, he begins to lift up her sweater and they are interrupted. A man and a woman kiss in numerous scenes.
 A woman grabs a man's buttock while they dance together. A man kisses a woman on the cheek. A man and a woman dance and he reaches for her buttock (she protests playfully). Men and women dance suggestively together in a nightclub. A woman (she's apparently drunk) dances on a table at a reception.
 Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and backs in many scenes. A woman wearing only a man's shirt appears behind him (it is implied that they spent the night together) and another woman becomes upset and leaves.
 A goat eats numerous Viagra pills and it jumps on a man and thrusts against his leg. A man finds Viagra and condoms in a box in a bathroom.
 Two women talk about their mother and one says, "You saw how she was looking at the vibrator…" A woman talks about going to "park" with a man (they are now a married couple). A woman asks another woman, "Is it true what they say about black guys?" A man talks about having casual sex with younger women. A woman tells a man, "You blew that when you had sex with me," in reference to her parents liking him. A woman says that she hasn't told her parents that "I'm living with a man…" Men talk about having "sex on the regular" when married. A man talks about his girlfriend being "a professional."


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman grabs another woman's hair and pulls out a handful.
 A man and a woman argue and the woman pours champagne in the man's face. Two women argue and one lunges for the other woman's throat. A woman tries to kick a man while they are dancing. A man throws a baseball and it strikes another man in the head (they then argue). A man spills a drink on another man who picks him up and squeezes him (no one is hurt).
 A man imagines his ex-wife being struck by a school bus (we see the table where she is seated swept away by the bus and there's debris on the road).
 A woman punches a wedding cake, and another woman then punches the same cake. A man breaks a bottle against a table and yells at a boy seated next to him (the boy screams for his mother).
 Two men argue in several scenes and end up calling each other names, using derogatory terms for Hispanics and African-Americans. Numerous racist remarks are exchanged between Hispanic and African-American characters (e.g. "You know you are across the border now…"). During an argument at a restaurant, we hear a man say, "You people." A man tells another man, "You're scaring the white people." A remark is made about "sacrificing a goat."
 Two men argue over a car being towed away and the owner of the car holds onto the door handle and chases after the car when the tow truck pulls away (he eventually lets go and yells).
 A man is fingerprinted at a police station, and when an arrest warrant for public nudity is discovered, he is arrested. A man is taken to a police station and fingerprinted.
 A Hispanic woman collapses when she meets a man who is African-American, because of his race.
 A goat runs through a wedding reception and breaks tables, glasses and other fixtures.
 A man shoves cake in a woman's face, she reciprocates, and they fight with cake until they are each covered with cake and frosting. A man floods a bathroom when he cannot turn off the faucet water.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word, 8 sexual references, 2 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, name-calling (pato, bro, cuz, cheap, crazy, hombre, jerk, spinster, perv, loco), 3 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man makes a gesture that suggests someone using drugs by hypodermic needle. People drink alcohol in several party, nightclub and restaurant scenes, a woman seems to have had a lot to drink and she is seen sleeping on a man's shoulder, peopled drink in a bar scene, a man drinks beer and wine, a woman drinks wine, a man drinks alcohol in several scenes, and people drink champagne.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, marriage, friendship, inter-racial relationships, relationships, the maturing of love, divorce, fate, family, trust, commitment, doubts, volunteer work, doing what you love, valuing family, traditions, happiness, disappointment, parenting.

MESSAGE - Love doesn't always make sense. Always make room for family.

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