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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The movie is intended as a spoof, but that doesn't excuse the fact that there are no positive messages to speak of. Stereotypes run rampant, and no topic is off limits. Teen drinking and sex are treated very lightly.
Positive Role Models
No parent would want their teen behaving like the characters in this movie, who drink, hook up, and act in a generally depraved manner. Women are treated primarily as sexual objects.
Violence & Scariness
Most of the fairly infrequent violent acts are comedic, but they're severe in nature (characters are hit by vehicles, literally get torn part, etc.) and lack repercussions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent and extreme references to teens "getting laid," plus numerous portrayals of nudity (full-frontal female nudity, cleavage, bare buttocks and breasts), frank dialogue, and situations. Sex toys are seen. Also tons of references to male and female anatomy and lesbian sex.
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Frequent use of words like "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "c--k," "laid," "ass," "tits," "hell," "crap," "oh my God," and "goddamn."
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Products & Purchases
Some mention of fashion and cosmetics.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol and marijuana use (including by underage characters), generally without consequence. One adult character is an alcoholic.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film is not for children. The movie contains full frontal female nudity, repeated references to sexual scenarios involving defecation, a storyline in which three teen boys plot "to get laid," and an alcoholic father who urges his teen daughter to commit incest. There are also several references to marijuana, as well as underage drinking, some scenes of comic violence, and lots of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"). To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Not Another Teen Movie is both raunchy and excessive. The storyline is interspersed with a few truly funny references to the racial politics of teen comedies like Bring It On (where the white cheerleaders stole the dances moves from a cheerleading squad at a predominantly African-American high school). Also included are terrific cameos by Paul Gleason (who played the principal in The Breakfast Club), Mr. T, and '80s teen flick staple Molly Ringwald.
But the moments of inspiration are few and far between, and they're often drowned out by the nonstop raunch. And even the funny bits are best enjoyed by those old enough and mature enough to recognize that the sexual elements here are intended to be excessive.
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