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Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.
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Critics Consensus: Boundaries benefits from a stellar performance by the reliably excellent Christopher Plummer, but his work is overwhelmed by the mediocre movie that surrounds it.
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Common Sense Says
Indie road-trip dramedy has pot dealing/smoking.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Boundaries is an indie road-trip dramedy about a single mom (Vera Farmiga), her teen son (Lewis MacDougall), and her 85-year-old pot-dealing father (Christopher Plummer). Expect to see lots of marijuana on screen, with some scenes of adults smoking it. Language is very strong, with several uses of "f--k," plus "s--t" and other words. A teen boy draws graphic naked pictures of men and a suggestive picture of a woman. There's also some sex-related talk and a scene of former spouses cuddling in bed after suggested, offscreen sex. (She later learns that he's remarried.) A man punches another man, and a teen boy is said to have (accidentally) slapped a woman; she holds an ice pack to her face. Teens try to commit a robbery, but it's comically thwarted. The cast is good, but the story seems mechanical and never sparks to life.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:June 22, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
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