American Teen

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Riveting documentary is bound to get kids talking.

PG-13 2008 101 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

The real "Real World"

A frank look at what it's like to be a typical American teenager. Teens might find some of the technology outdated (it's the class of 2006 after all!), but their feelings, stresses, and relationships are timeless. Uncomfortable for parents to watch, which makes it all the more important. Stay for the credits to see updates on the cast. Well done.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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not rated for age

A one you must watch with the kids

The show is trying to teach some morals while hitting the subjects head on and pulling no punches. In our society so many of our kids are subjected to sex, drugs, and poor parental guidance in their daily live. This show give the parents an opportunity to watch this your preteens and discuss the issues. Are kids are subjected to this stuff by the time they are in middle school in real life. You have to get to them early.

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