What You Need To Know:
(NA, LLL, NNN, SSS, V, A/D) Pagan worldview; 60 obscenities & 6 profanities, plus blunt discussions of sexual activities; extensive nudity; explicit intercourse and perversions; direct view of childbirth; one prolonged fist fight; considerable alcohol consumption & drunkenness; and, positive portrayal of the choice of raising a child as opposed to abortion.
TWOGETHER is one of the most wildly uneven and contradictory movies in recent memory. A small-scale, independent film in very limited release, it is explicit in its depictions of casual sex, yet it ultimately endorses marriage. When avowed environmentalist John Madler sees Allison McKenzie at an art gallery benefit for an environmental group, it is lust at first sight. They go to Las Vegas and are quickly married in a small chapel. Later, they become bored with each other and agree to divorce. They discover Allison is pregnant and plan on an abortion; then change their minds, and Allison has the baby. Both Allison and John reflect growth throughout this film, although John’s growth comes near the end when he burns the photos of his sexual conquests, and he wants to be a loving parent to his little five-year-old daughter.
TWOGETHER is loaded with quasi-New Age aphorisms, yet it also passionately portrays the value of childbearing and loving parenting over abortion. It contains dialogue that is both painfully weak and surprisingly insightful, and acting that veers from stilted to brilliant. Ultimately, it contains an important message about the value of bonding and commitment in a relationship, but its graphic depictions of sex and relentless crudeness overshadow these more important messages.
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