|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that this TV movie set in Hollywood offers less of the frank content that teens -- and their parents -- have come to expect from the series it's based on, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Still, you can expect some kissing and making out, occasional strong
language, and intermittent alcohol use -- including one scene in which it plays a role in a young woman’s apparent (but unsuccessful) suicide attempt. Some of the movie's story details are a bit of a stretch (unaccompanied teens head across country lines in a borrowed school bus, for instance), but most of the weightier stuff is handled respectfully. Many characters face personal dilemmas (a father’s mental illness and an identity crisis, for example), and they learn difficult lessons in friendship and self-reliance.