THE INCOHERENTS

"Dreams Last at Any Age"

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
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Language
Violence
Sex
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What You Need To Know:

THE INCOHERENTS follows the story of four men in their mid 40s who reunite to play in their 1990s-type indie rock band. In the 1990s, the band was on the rise toward stardom, but the lead singer, Bruce, quit to have a more stable career to start a familyBruce seeks a way out of his mundane job and reunites with his old bandmates, Jimmy, Tyler and KeithThe rock scene they were knew, however, has changed drastically. The band must decide if giving their music a second shot will be worth it despite having new lives with marriages, children and regular careers. Meanwhile, Bruce’s new effort to conquer the music world puts a strain on his marriage.  

THE INCOHERENTS has an interesting storyline and some good rock music. There are some funny comical moments, but the story sometimes drags. THE INCOHERENTS has a light moral, redemptive worldview promoting friendship, reunion, marriage, and forgiveness. However, THE INCOHERENTS has lots of strong foul language, some lewd moments and an abundance of partying at nightclubs with alcohol and live music. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. 

Content:

(B, C, LLL, S, NN, AA, DD, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light moral, redemptive worldview promotes friendship, reunion, forgiveness, and marriage, despite some problems and conflicts

Foul Language:
At least 33 obscenities (including many “f” words), one GD profanity, a band is named “black stool,” a character urinates in public under an overpass, and a man throws up while drunk

Violence:
No violence

Sex:
Implied oral sex between man and wife in one scene, implied marital sex, and the couple kisses passionately, the next morning while their children roll their eyes, people in nightclub kiss, one band member kisses a lot of girls, brief sexual dialogue in a couple scenes, a heterosexual couple with their shirts off kiss in a hot tub backstage, and a man suggests his co-worker has “brass balls” because he stands up to his boss

Nudity:
Brief partial upper female, nudity of woman in hot tub with her blouse off, and upper male nudity in a couple scenes

Alcohol Use:
Abundance of alcohol drinking and some drunkenness depicted

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Cigarette smoking and references to smoking marijuana in two scenes; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying and betrayal, but the conflicts these bring are straightened out later.

More Detail:

THE INCOHERENTS follows the story of four men in their mid 40s who reunite to restart their old 90s indie rock band, wherein they must navigate a new rock scene while maintaining careers, marriages and/or children. THE INCOHERENTS has a light moral, redemptive worldview promoting marriage, friends, forgiveness, and reunion, but has lots of strong foul language, some lewd moments and an abundance of partying at nightclubs with alcohol and live music.

THE INCOHERENTS begins by showing the main character, Bruce, daydreaming at his office job about his 1990s rock band “The Incoherents.” For an unknown reason, Bruce suddenly broke up the band in 1995, and he’s been regretting it ever since. When Bruce comes home from work, he spends all night in his basement writing lyrics and songs. Bruce decides he’s tired of his mundane lifestyle and calls his old bandmates, Jimmy, Tyler and Tyler’s brother Keith, to reunite the band.

The band agrees to meet, and they start rehearsing. Things have changed in the music scene, however. The bands are younger and use social media to attract fans. Also, Bruce’s wife decides to follow her dreams of graphic design, and the two agree not to interfere in one another’s paths.

The Incoherents gets their first gig at a small bar in New York City. The first show doesn’t go well, and the band decides to hire a manager. They hire an old friend Jules, who steers them toward different venues, and the band starts meshing again. The Incoherents get a gig in Boston, but Bruce and his wife both have prior engagements. Bruce lies to his wife that he has a work seminar so that he can perform in Boston, but she finds out and kicks him out of the house.

In Boston, a young woman introduces herself to Jimmy and tells them she wants to have an interview with them for her blog. She also has a connection who works at a record label and assigns bands to play in festivals. Eventually, the Incoherents get a chance to audition for the last spot at the biggest festival in New York City, but they have to compete against five other bands for the chance to play at the festival.

Will The Incoherents win the last festival slot? Will Bruce patch things up with his wife?

THE INCOHERENTS has an interesting storyline and some good rock music. There are some funny comical moments, but the story sometimes drags. THE INCOHERENTS has a light moral, redemptive worldview promoting friendship, reunion, marriage, and forgiveness. For example, Bruce reconciles with his band members after many years of not speaking to one another and eventually patches things up with his lead guitarist, Jimmy. Also, Bruce and his wife eventually try to work through their problems. However, THE INCOHERENTS has lots of strong foul language, some lewd moments and an abundance of partying at nightclubs with alcohol and live music. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

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