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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No real positive messages.
Positive Role Models
The main characters are slacker drug dealers. Contains sexually promiscuous characters; contains some selfish, offensive characters.
Violence & Scariness
Several fistfight scenes. Statutory rape is treated as a joke. Easter bunny is assaulted.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Constant sexual references; scenes of topless women; some mild sex scenes. A woman rubs her nipples to tell the future. Sex scene between an adult and a 15-year-old-girl. Naked male backside.
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Sexually explicit and lots of profanity ("f--k" and "s--t" are constant).
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are drug dealers. Several references to marijuana; reefer is shown. References to getting high, drug overdoes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this '90s film targets an older teen audience. Characters are offensive: Some are promiscuous or selfish, and they use frequent profanity (constant use of "f--k" and "s--t") and sexually charged language. A woman rubs her nipples to tell the future. Scenes involve topless women, and there's a sex scene between an adult and a 15-year-old-girl. The main characters are drug dealers. Several references are made to marijuana; reefer is shown. There are also references to getting high and overdoses. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is one of Kevin Smith's best films. It's driven by mature dialogue and bizarre characters. Jason Lee is outrageous. His character's outlandish monologues provide the majority of the laughs. More clever stuff: There are subtle references linking Shannon Doherty to her ties with the TV series 90210. It does have rather limited appeal, however: Its sexually charged humor is directed toward older teens and early 20-somethings. Some teens will find it dated; others will find it brilliant.
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