Written by the Ephron sisters and directed by Diane Keaton,
this is a story of three sisters (Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow) facing their
father's (Walter Matthau) imminent death, their conflicting feelings about it and, as
the title suggests, the telephone. Also with Myndy Crist, Ethan Dampf, Adam Arkin, Ashley
Edner, Jesse James, Cloris Leachman, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lauren Schaffel. [1:33]
SEX/NUDITY 2 - Some sexual innuendo and an implied incestuous come-on that
turns out to be a mistake. Mild kissing. A woman wearing a slip hops out of bed with a man
when people walk in on them. We see a married, clothed couple lying in bed together. A man
tickles a woman's clothed buttocks.
VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A character goes into a coma and soon dies. We see a car
wreck (no one gets hurt and there's no blood or gore). A man hits a woman in the face
with a balloon, a dog knocks a woman down and a man knocks over a lamp.
PROFANITY 5 - 2 F-words, several anatomical references and slang terms, a
few scatological references and many mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death, Alzheimer's disease, divorce, family, sisterhood,
MESSAGE - Caring for an ailing loved one can bring the family together.