Paper Towns

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

age 14+

Smart, edgy adaptation captures the humor of self-discovery.

PG-13 2015 109 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 42 reviews

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age 14+

Paper Towns is a wonderful adventurous movie any teen will enjoy!

Whenever I first watched Paper Towns, I realized that it shared a message about love and feeling. Though, some material in this movie can get a little... iffy. So, here is a brief explanation of what the movie contains. VIOLENCE/SCARINESS: A variety of boys are shown getting bullied. A man shot himself (offscreen), though, his dead body is shown. SEX/NUDITY: A brief sex scene of two teenagers only in their underwear. A boy runs outside completely nude (his butt is fully shown) after being caught of having sex. Kissing/flirting and references of sex throughout the movie. LANGUAGE/CRUDENESS: The movie does contain strong language such as; “f—k”, “s—t”, and endless amounts of “b—h”, “d—k”, and “damn”. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: A teen party is shown where underage drinking comes to a plot of the story. A boy is pressured to chug a bucket of beer. POSITIVITY/MESSAGE: Mystery about finding friends/loved ones. Follow your heart.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Paper Towns

I’m literally the only person on the internet who enjoyed this movie. I mean, come on! Give Cara Delevingne some credit, she learned an american accent for the movie! And her acting was pretty good! Sure, the story’s cheesey, but who cares? It’s edgy and different in ways! Though, I didn’t like Q’s friends. They were irritating for me, but other than those two boys, the movie was great! But I recommend it for 12 year olds and older.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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