i personally think this movie is fantastic, although i don't like the language, sex talk, and somewhat nudity, if you can look past that and see the message behind it all, it's a REALLY good movie. it turns out that although through all the worse then torment and torture this poor girl goes through, vanessa turns out to be a fantastic role model, and there's an unforgettable for any girl who has or is going through this kind of thing (if not worse......) and well, her mom on the other hand, i think is a fantastic role model, unlike a lot of mothers these days, her mom cares, and is there for her and tries to help her as much as possible, which, is kind of rare to see mothers being involved like that, sometimes. so overall, this movie, although it's VERY hard to watch (or at least was for me) is a fantastic movie.
I personally didn't like all the swearing (taking God's name in vain, especially as much as this movie does, drives me insane - and I'm 13!), but other than that, this is a WONDERFUL movie! I love how *SPOILER* Vanessa finally stands up to Stacey in the end and makes it clear that they are not "friends." Vanessa really grows in the movie, from being the girl who wanted so badly to be re-accepted into the popular clique, to seeing how horrible the girls were and that she didn't need people like that. Emily, an outsider, is the only girl from school who is nice to Vanessa once the clique turns on her. Emily's a great friend. :)
we watched this movie one day at school for an all-girls activity, and it was very sad to see vanessa go from one of the popular girls, to a girl who was being bullied, inside and outside of school. the good points, vanessa's mom is a good role model. she's very caring and always sweet towards her. vanessa is, as well. it's shown she's a straight-A student and she's the nice one of the group.
Wow, people can be so heartless! I love this movie, but I really wanted to punch the heck out of the mean girls. That was as low as low can go, I'm glad they made a movie like this to show people how bad it is. I admit my self essteam is extremely low, so that treatment would have killed me, litterly.
Poor Vanessa did try to kill herself...
This actually happened to my friend. Someone was bullying her and the bully was kind of psycho. You don't think this goes down it private schools? Think again. One of the girls in the mean girl clique pushed her out of a tree (about 6 feet to the ground) My friend barley missed this giant ball on the camp site made of oak branches and nails. After that I was so sick of standing by and seeing no one (not even the teacher standing 10 feet away) do anything so I took things into my own hands I told the girl she was a disgusting conniving b**** (I regret My language now and I could have been more mature about it but when someone starts knocking your best friend around your instinct is to do something) I slapped her too and kicked her. The teacher of course pulled me aside. (I lied and said I slipped. Again. Another regret) The same bullies chased me with a nail gun the next day threatening to turn me into Erin Ulmer (the girl in Final destination 3 who got nail gunned in the hardware store) I was tired of fighting and did exactly this : I sneezed loudly, picked up my rain coat, scratched my eyebrow smiled and tossed back my hair, then I went with my friend to our cabin so we could pack up and go home. (I think they really decided that they weren't going to bother us anymore was on the ride home when me and my friend were watching The Final Destination on my iTouch and I started laughing when everyone started dying because it looked so ridiculous. Don't ask)
This movie was so darn fantastic... I like the dark (literally) school and the emotions Vanessa shows in the movie. I can't relate to everything in the film, but when Vanessa was put in the ER, I felt like I was being slapped in the face (I've been to the hospital WAY too many times for a fifteen year old.) I felt so bad I just wanted to hug her. I recently found a friend who is my Emily when I turn into emotional, hurt Vanessa. My complaints about the film (though minor) involve the profanity. When I was in middle school, while kids still cussed, they did NOT say words like some that they use in the film (I refuse to use them now) That's my only complaint. All in all, fantastic movie with a wonderful message
I think it is a really well done movie and should be watched by the age of thirteen, to give teens an idea of what to do/ not do when bullied. It has a lot of swearing and some violence, but is fine for 12 year olds and up.
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