I Love You, Beth Cooper

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Forgettable teen comedy has lots of sex and drinking.

PG-13 2009 102 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

PG-13? Yikes!

This movie tries really hard to be funny, but it just isn't. It's weird, unrealistic and a bad example for younger teens - it's almost R rated. I wouldn't say it's terrible per say, it's definitely better than a lot of teen comedies today offering way worse inappropriate content that this one lacks - but the messages throughout are not very good. The girls act very ditzy, lead character Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere) dates a "I'm to too cool for you" guy who's into hard drugs. Teens drink under age and go to pointless parties - the story doesn't even make sense. Some violence includes fights of all kinds with injuries shown. Lots of sexual content such as major flirting, girls showering in front of guys, a threesome, lots of conversations about virginity and sexuality, teen has an erection, sexual content by parents...etc. Language is bad with an "f" word thrown in there. Lots of drinking by underage teens, some smoking, references to cocaine. Think twice about letting any child under 16 see this!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Older kids (12 up) should be fine

Like the subtitle says, it's pretty forgettable, but cringe-worthy at times. The sexual references are inappropriate for kids under 12, especially the vibrating cell phone down the skirt scene. Watched it with my 11 year old brother and there were parts I wish I could have skipped but I was praying it went right over his head. Beth isn't the greatest role model; she drives like a maniac, but there are good positive messages in the movie. Leave it for the older kids.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages

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