Parents need to know that the 2002 Better Luck Tomorrow is a hybrid of high school comedy and violent gang story, with tone changing from wry humor to near-horror. The focus is on a community of high-achieving Asian American teens in a wealthy California suburb. With their straight As, extracurriculars, high SAT scores, and academic prizes, they seem headed to the Ivy League, but they somehow find time to steal from stores, sell cheat sheets, and deal drugs, leading to drug use, prostitutes, guns, and heists, all with seemingly no consequences. Beatings, blood, alcohol and drug abuse, murder, and suicide are all part of the plot. Sexual references are rife. Students watch porn. A youth is shown in a sexual encounter with two women. A woman's breasts are seen briefly. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "pr--k," "d--k," "bitch," "damn," "wet," "rack, " p--sy," "f-g," "balls," "boning," "crap," and "hump." High school students use and sell drugs. A student uses a lot of cocaine. He wakes up one morning bleeding from his abused nose. Students drink alcohol excessively. Students smoke cigarettes. Drunken boys vomit.