I saw this movie in a theater when it first came out and found it very entertaining and the acting great. I think the premise of the movie is mainly, that for this generation, growing up and becoming an adult is a long, painful process, no matter where you live, or what color you are. My daughter is 23 and everyone she knows that is her age, with a few rare exceptions, are feeling like they are between adolescence and adulthood. They are confused and rely way too much on their parents. Partly because of the expense of everything now, but also because they don't feel ready for all of the adult responsibilities that society demands of them. I have friends with 30 year old kids living with them. Yes, there was a lot of cussing, violence and sex scenes in the movie, but that is part of the culture of this youngest generation. They are exposed to it every day. Atleast Jody grew up at the end of the film. Unfortunately, there are men twice his age that haven't made the leap. I was married to one, lol. Bottom line- I thought it was a good, thought provoking movie.