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Common Sense Media says

Drama is short on story, long on illicit romance.

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Adult Written bywonder dove October 7, 2013
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Strong content!

After nothing else to watch, I found the trailer for The Lifeguard and gave it a go. It was not bad! However, the content is VERY strong and not for kids! It's about a plain 29 year old journalist named Leigh (Kristen Bell) who learns that her boyfriend from work is engaged to someone else. She feels completely hopeless and decides to move back with her parents, who thinks she's nuts for doing so, and she hopes it will be a fun, carefree summer hanging out with old high-school friends. But she must contribute by getting a job to earn her keep. She becomes a lifeguard at a condo complex where she meets a young 16 year old, Jason, whom she quickly falls for, but the relationship soon turns sour following a series of unfortunate events. Can she fix what has been broken? It was definitely interesting to watch, but also quite slow paced. Adult characters act like teenagers and smoke a lot including pot with other teenagers. There is drinking including under-age. Sexual content contains several explicit themes including two sex scenes - one being explicit in a pool bathroom. A woman pulls down her husbands pants and you see his penis for about 5 seconds, but they do not do anything. More references to oral sex. A woman pretends to make-out with a wall. Couples kiss. Violence isn't bad but has arguments between characters, stressful situations including one scene of death. Language is very strong including coming from children and has many f-words and other explicit words such as a small boy telling a grown woman to suck his d*ck...etc. Definitely not for kids under 18!!!!!!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old December 6, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Not very Kiddie Appro Pro

I think that this movie is very sexual for children and that you shouldn't see it until your 18 year old or older. It also has a little bit of violence and has people using "hard language." That's my review.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written by150quail March 7, 2014
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

VERY HARSH CONTENT

Foul gestures and actions, can you guess it? Well if you know, there's just about enough to blind a kid. The language is also pretty vulgar too. Constant f bombs and s bombs are said. Not for kids. I REPEAT NOT FOR KIDS.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing