The Lucky Ones
Rating: L (R)
NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Stranded at a stateside airport, three wounded Iraq War veterans (Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena) take an unplanned cross-country road trip during which they help each other work through the physical, emotional and financial problems caused by the military conflict. Director and co-writer Neil Burger’s listless, sometimes implausible comic drama deals evenhandedly with political matters, but repeatedly presents casual sexuality as a subject for humor. Brief graphic sexual activity without nudity, adultery, brief pornographic images, sexual themes, much rough and crude language, and a few uses of profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.