“No Hard Feelings” (Sony)

Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman star in a scene from the movie “No Hard Feelings.” The OSV News classification is O -- morally offensive. (OSV News photo/Macall Polay, Columbia)

By OSV News

Strapped for cash, a Hamptons bartender (Jennifer Lawrence) answers an online ad placed by the parents (Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti) of an emotionally isolated 19-year-old (Andrew Barth Feldman) seeking a woman to draw him out of himself by, among other things, seducing him.

As scripted by director Gene Stupnitsky and co-writer John Phillips, the comedy sometimes hits home when not focused exclusively on bedroom antics. Their screenplay also attempts to win sympathy for the principals by recounting various humiliations to which each has been subjected in the past. But there’s no evading the fact that Lawrence’s character is engaged in what amounts to a thinly disguised form of the world’s oldest profession.

Strong sexual content, including a benign view of prostitution, nonmarital activity and full nudity, drug use, a couple of profanities, several milder oaths, pervasive rough language, some crude and crass expressions, an obscene gesture. The OSV News classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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