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"SHE'S THE ONE"
(1996) (Ed Burns, Jennifer Aniston) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy None Heavy None None
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild None None None Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme Extreme Moderate Mild Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Romantic Comedy: Two competitive brothers go through the trials and tribulations of relationships with women including one in particular that both are interested in.
PLOT:
Brothers Mickey (ED BURNS) and Francis Fitzpatrick (MIKE McGLONE) have been competitive since childhood. Mickey is a cab driver while Francis is hugely successful on Wall Street and has a loving wife Renee (JENNIFER ANISTON). Both are trying to live by their father's (JOHN MAHONEY) rule of "Do what makes you happy." So Mickey ends up marrying Hope (MAXINE BAHNS), a woman he's only known a few days, and Francis decides to pursue his mistress Heather (CAMERON DIAZ) and divorce Renee. The problem is, Heather is Mickey's ex-fiancÚ and this creates quite the family feud in the Fitzpatrick household.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens will and some of the actors (Aniston from TV's "Friends" in particular) will make some younger kids want to see it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language, including sex-related dialogue.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ED BURNS plays an unassuming man who doesn't need wealth to make him happy.
  • MIKE McGLONE plays a mean spirited, egotistical adulterer.
  • JENNIFER ANISTON plays a loving wife with sexual needs not fulfilled by her husband.
  • CAMERON DIAZ plays a woman who was a prostitute to pay her way through college and still continues to sleep with many men.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


    OUR TAKE: 7 out of 10
    Barring the subject matter and accepting that this is a film for adults, it's quite an enjoyable piece of work. The acting is fresh and the characters aren't of the typical Hollywood cutout variety. Burns and McGlone are great in their roles of competitive brothers and the supporting cast rounds out a terrific, original production. We give this one a 7 out of 10.
    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Profanity and sex are the big stand out issues in this movie. There is frequent use of the "f" word and there's a lot of talk about sex and masturbation. The actual act (of sex) is limited to a rocking cab seen on the street, but there's a great deal of sex and adultery occurring off screen throughout the film. In addition there's heavy use of alcohol and cigarettes by nearly every character. As usual you should read through the category listings before deciding if this movie is appropriate or not for your family.

    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Nearly everyone drinks beer, wine, or cocktails repeatedly throughout the movie.
  • BLOOD/ GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Francis doesn't really like anyone else and thinks he's better than everyone, including Mickey who he repeatedly berates for his lack of similar wealth.
  • All of the people who have affairs (Francis, Heather, Mrs. Fitzpatrick) have both types of attitudes. For instance it's said that Francis doesn't want to cheat on his girlfriend by sleeping with his wife.
  • Mr. Fitzpatrick is asked, "What are you being so upset about? You don't even believe in God." He responds, "That doesn't mean you have to stop being a good Catholic."
  • FRIGHTENING/TENSE SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Since nearly everyone smokes and drinks throughout the movie, that would qualify as imitative behavior (especially to younger kids who look up to these stars, such as Jennifer Aniston from TV's "Friends").
  • Mickey and Hope get married after knowing each other for just a couple of days.
  • Phrases: "Shut up," "Moron," "Bitch," and "Whore."
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • 31 "f" words (3 used sexually), 17 "s" words, 16 "ass" words, 12 hells, 5 slang terms for male genitals (2 of "pr*ck" and "d*ck," 1 of "p*cker"), 3 damns, 2 craps, 1 slang term for breasts (the "t" word), 1 SOB, and 8 uses of "Jesus," "Christ" or "Jesus Christ," 2 uses of "Oh God," and "God damn" and 1 use each of "For God's sake," "For Christ's sake," "Swear to God," and "God" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Renee talks about her best friend having sex with a plumber underneath the sink.
  • There are several references to Mickey coming home (several years ago) and finding Heather, then his fiancÚ, naked and passed out on the living room floor with another man.
  • Renee is sexually starved because Francis is holding out on her. She often talks about this with him (in and out of bed) and wears sexy lingerie to try to peak his interest. She also talks about it with her parents and sister and Francis talks about sex with Mickey (asking how many times he does "it" with Hope).
  • Renee tells Francis that she has needs and if he can't fulfill them, she'll "pleasure herself" and there's a good amount of discussion about vibrators and there's one scene where she's heard using one (just the sound of the vibrator is heard).
  • Heather tells Francis (who she's having an affair with) that she just slept with an older man. It's also said that she was a prostitute to pay her way through college.
  • Francis and Heather are seen in bed after having had sex (no nudity). He asks her about having sex with the older man. She's says the difference is that with Francis she has to fake her orgasms while she doesn't have to with the older man.
  • Francis talks with his limo driver about whether older men can still have sex.
  • After Heather belittles Mickey for being a cab driver he tells her, "It's got to beat sucking d*cks for a living." She replies, "It depends on whose d*ck it is."
  • Renee says to Francis, "I can't remember the last time I saw your penis." She then tells him that perhaps they should get "those sex improvement tapes."
  • Mr. Fitzpatrick tells Francis, "All your life you wanted to screw every skirt that walked by."
  • Mickey and Hope have sex in the back of his cab. They aren't seen, but instead the cab is seen rocking back and forth and a passerby looks inside and is disgusted by what she sees.
  • Renee's sister talks about a woman she knows "...boning in the shower with a man."
  • Hope's female friend and co-worker tells Mickey, "Maybe I'll be lucky and you'll share her (Hope) with me someday." Mickey then tells Hope about this and there's a theoretical discussion about a "menage a trois." There's also talk about lesbianism but nothing comes of either subject.
  • Renee's family thinks that the reason Francis "...can't get an erection..." (ie. Isn't having sex) is that maybe he's gay. There's a good amount of talk and humor revolving around this, such as when Francis tells Renee he wants a divorce and she says, "Who is he?"
  • Mickey's parents think the reason Mickey married Hope so suddenly is that she's pregnant (she's not).
  • SMOKING
  • Nearly everyone smokes cigarettes throughout the film and Mr. Fitzpatrick smokes cigars.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Mickey and Francis are competitive and there is much arguing between the two of them over a variety of subjects (including being interested in the same woman).
  • Francis is cheating on Renee and wants to get a divorce from her (no kids involved).
  • Mrs. Fitzpatrick has been having an affair with the hardware store man for years, unbeknownst to Mr. Fitzpatrick.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Kids may ask what a vibrator is.
  • Adultery.
  • VIOLENCE
  • After Francis talks about he and Renee going through a "down cycle" (about their sex life), she tells him that if he brings that up again, she'll cut off his "maleness."
  • Mr. Fitzpatrick gives his sons boxing gloves to resolve their problems regarding Heather. While Francis talks about how he's going to kick "his butt," Mickey throws one punch and knocks him out.



  • Reviewed August 22, 1996

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