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(out of 3 reviews)
AGE
10
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Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byJimmyH December 16, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Parent of a 12 year old Written bycrankylibrarian January 4, 2014
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Heartfelt, true to life teen romance

Roger Ebert described this as one of the greatest teen movies ever made. Can you imagine Charlie Sheen as a sweet natured high school kid? You will after seeing this wonderful film about 3 teens: Lucas, a bespectacled outsider (Corey Haim) determined to win the love of his new friend Maggie (even if it means getting trounced by the football team) and his best friend, a jock with a soft side (played by Sheen). Never predictable, this is one of the few movies about high school romance that feels real; Lucas's pain when he is rejected by Maggie is gut-wrenching. Look for Winona Ryder in a small part as the kid who has a crush on Lucas!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 4, 2012
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

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Sheen's football player would be the obvious villain. Playing against the stereotypical cold-hearted jock, Sheen's character looks out for Lucas, even while he is falling for the girl Lucas loves. The casting is good all around. Excellent early performances from Haim and Sheen, and Winona Rider in her film debut, do much to place this teen angst film a cut above most. Families can talk about their own teen children's experience may mirror Lucas's. How do they deal with rejection? How do they reject others out-of-hand?
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking