Don't judge a book by the cover!
This is a phenomenal film that shows in an entertaining way how wisdom, honesty, and kindness transcend age! What we really see is what we normally do not in our daily lives… the flips between Juli’s perception and Bryce’s perception of the same events allow us to see how a careless comment can be devastatingly cruel to another person. Juli’s selflessness, patience, and commitment to “staying true to her values” is the catalyst for the positive changes we see in Bryce’s character. When we learn that Juli’s uncle is retarded and we see how she deals with this, how Bryce’s friend deals with this, and how Bryce does not have the courage to stand up to his friend… well, we see something that happens every day in the lives of kids this age. Learning to stand up for what you know is right is the overarching theme of this movie and we see it play out with a variety of emotions. The last scene is priceless! There are some brief, isolated language issues (kids this age will have heard these words before) and one reference to looking at a Playboy magazine (although this is not what is happening and nothing of the sort is shown), but these instances are far overshadowed by the uplifting and positive messages in the film!