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Parents Guide to Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Wondering if Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is ok for kids? It’s not. A sexual awakening story if you will, this film is not for kids or teens. Body positivity movies are needed, but I’m not sure this is the way to go about it. Here’s what parents need to know in this Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Parents Guide.

Good Luck to You Leo Grande Parents Guide

Good Luck to You, Parents Guide

It’s been 2 years since retired teacher, Nancy Stokes’s (Emma Thompson) husband has passed away. It was a complicated marriage, and she never has had an orgasm, so she hires sex worker Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) to help give her one. Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening, and the compassionate and charming Leo Grande not only helps her sexually but also doubles as a therapeutic sounding board. 

Why is Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Rated R?

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is rated R for Graphic Nudity, Some Language, and Sexual Content which means some material is not suitable for kids under 17. 

Parents need to know that this film has nudity, but not raunchy sex. There is a sex montage, and some of it is quite awkward.

Language

There is profanity used including sh*t and f*ck in both sexual and non-sexual ways. Other words like whore, slut, and pu**y are used, too. 

Mature Content

There is a lot of talk about sex, sex workers, masturbation, orgasms, and full female and male nudity.

One particular sex montage towards the end is the most sexually graphic including sex and different positions. 

The two characters have conversations about their dysfunctional families and also about the legalization of sex workers.

Characters drink alcohol.

Is Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Appropriate for Teens?

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande was rather lackluster and boring. I can’t imagine teens even wanting to watch a film like this unless they want to see Daryl McCormack naked. This isn’t your Bridgerton sex. It’s a lot of conversation and therapy.

Most of the film takes place in Nancy’s hotel room with the gaze upon Nancy. And while women should feel sexually satisfied, the argument for legalization of sex workers or even hiring of sex workers to satisfy this purpose wasn’t convincing. Leo Grande had his own issues, becoming angry anytime Nancy tried to pry into his personal life. But what’s a caring teacher supposed to do? 

The film was hard for me to watch, because I felt no connection between Nancy and Leo, except for an overprotective mother role.  Emma Thompson is fantastic and a great actress, but even her vulnerability couldn’t win me over. While the conclusion did cause me to smile, the journey there was rough. 

Good Luck to You Leo Grande Rating