A single, 32 year-old editor (Renee Zellweger) realizes she
needs to do more with her life than watch sitcoms and listen to 80s music, so she has a
fling with her boss (Hugh Grant) -- but another man wants her heart. Also with Colin
Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, and Embeth Davidtz. [1:35]
SEX/NUDITY 6 - Mostly played for laughs: Sexual innuendo, including
references to oral sex, and some passionate kissing. A couple kiss while in bed, and a man
and woman kiss on the couch and then roll around on the floor kissing. Then the man
reaches up a woman's skirt to pull off her underwear (we do see her underwear) but stops.
We see a man and woman in bed post-coitus; the man is shirtless and the woman is in her
bra. We see a couple, both obviously naked, in bed with covers up to their chests. A woman
and man have sex, with the man on top of the woman; we see the bare buttocks of the man
and the sides of the two naked bodies. Twice a man puts his hand on a woman's clothed
buttocks. We see part of a woman's bare buttocks as she's putting on a skirt (we see her
underwear). We see a woman taking a bath, but she's reading a book and it covers her
breasts. We repeatedly see a close-up of a woman's buttocks while she's wearing
see-through black tights. We see a woman in her undergarments. A woman wears a transparent
outfit; we see her bra and underwear through the material. We see one lion humping another
lion (on television).
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman falls out of a car. Two men engage in a fist
fight, a man hits another over the head with a garbage can lid, a man throws a man onto a
table, a man tackles another and both go through a large glass window pane and end up with
cuts on their faces. A man punches a man in the face, giving him a bloody mouth. A woman
is shot in the chest; we see the bloody wound and see blood on the wall.
PROFANITY 8 - About 30 F-words (one written across the screen), several
anatomical references, a few scatological references, several mild obscenities, some
religious profanities, a few insults and racial slurs. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Interoffice affairs, trust, deception, love, friendship,
loyalty, romance, publishing.
MESSAGE - A woman needs to be selective and know how to tell a sincere man
from a "player."