Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Explicit peer pressure story for older teens.

R 2003 100 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 80 reviews

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age 15+

They are not great role models in the movie in the movie there is drug abuse,sexual content,drinking,smoking,swearing,stealing,nudity,violence,eating disorders,self harm etc please don't let them watch this it's so sad to see these young kids get influenced by this movie so please I'm begging you don't let them watch it

Please for the love of God do NOT let your kids watch this until the understand that the behavior in this movie is not good and they should not do any of it I know I sound like a Karen but I'm not your children will start acting like this they are just kids and don't understand that this isn't good behavior they will start coping them because that's just the way they are just please!! Don't let them watch it until they are old enough to understand

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Good movie for kids to learn about what you should not do when your a teenager

This movie is very good but deals with heavy topics but your focused on the main story of the movie and the storyline is not really about drugs but you do see some of them doing it. You have to make sure your kids now about substance abuse it's a good movie kids to learn would they should do and not do in high school. So now if you want to get into the bad parts there is one sex scene in tho whole movie lasts about 5 seconds no nudity or roughness. There is one scene where the mom is shirtless in the shower and it shows her full boobs for about 10 seconds. but that is it it has more of a teenage mental breakdown high school storyline than an adult one. It sends great messages though but you have to tell your kids to not do any of the stuff that the teens do in the movie. No party scenes and like 3 to 2 drug senses. But my 11 year old loved this movie and I saw it when it came out its a very entertaining movie.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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