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Parents' Guide to

Not Another Teen Movie

By Hollis Griffin, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Teenage Wasteland -- strictly for older teens.

Movie R 2001 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 13+
it was prety funny! y’all need to chill and live a little! definitely not for kids but definitely 13+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

It is another teen movie

There are sexual jokes and nudity, but it really isn't too inappropriate for teens considering what they see every day. There is a character that is nude the entire movie but it is done for laughs. Why do we have such an issue with nudity? It does a brilliant job of parodying teen movie cliches.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (21 ):

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.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 1, 2001
  • On DVD or streaming: July 26, 2002
  • Cast: Chris Evans , Chyler Leigh , Jaime Pressly , Lacey Chabert
  • Director: Joel Gallen
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Indigenous actors
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 101 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong crude sexual content and humor, language, and some drug content
  • Last updated: June 1, 2023

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