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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Bad role models.
Violence & Scariness
Vicious werewolf attacks on both animals and people, and copious amounts of blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One not very explicit sex scene.
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A great deal of strong language.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film is extremely violent. There are vicious werewolf attacks on both animals and people, and copious amounts of blood. There is also one not very explicit sex scene, and a great deal of strong language. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Teenagers who are into horror may enjoy this, though they may not pick up on the "message" it's trying to convey. Ginger Snaps attempts to create a metaphor -- menstruation and the changes it brings to personality and sexuality are like the raging blood lust of the werewolf. There's something interesting in that parallel, but ultimately the film doesn't follow through on the idea, but becomes simply a parade of attacks, some brutal, some darkly funny. The two girls give very strong performances, particularly Perkins, and Brigitte's own transformation from mousy sidekick to werewolf hunter is impressive. It's refreshing to see a young girl take on the hero's role in this kind of film.
As a horror film it works fine. As a satiric commentary on adolescence, it doesn't succeed quite as well. It's extremely violent, and parents should use discretion in allowing their children to see it. Older teens will think it's fine, but younger kids could be terrified.
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