Even after two years of this movie being out, I'm still shaking my head at half the reviews for this lovely movie. If people aren't freaking out over the scary bits (it IS supposed to be a scary type of film after all, what else do you expect?) or the "inappropriate" topics (which are actually rather tame and please keep in mind they are going for realistic; I know a lot of kids and teens act and talk like that (and much of it is meant innocently too), unless you are living under a rock you would know that), then they're freaking out over Mitch's homosexuality. Please! It is now 2014, not everyone is heterosexual and homosexuality is not a big deal! Kids can be very accepting and they would benefit from someone sitting down and talking with them about it, so that they can learn. Kids are smart, they come to their own conclusions about things, and they pick up on things that us adults sometimes don't. Homosexuality isn't a bad thing, I rather liked how they addressed it; it wasn't the main component of his character, nothing about him changed after the fact. You act like he's suddenly become a monster because he's gay. Homosexuality is normal (I myself am bisexual) and should be accepted just like heterosexuality, there's nothing wrong with it. That's just who people are. My sister was very young when I took her to see it, and she loved every bit of it! She didn't care about the one line of homosexuality, she didn't care about the "inappropriate" bits, she didn't care about the scary parts or violence. It's telling a story in the real world, reflecting how the world is today and because of that, the characterization and the story, I can't help but love this film to death. So please, get off your high horses, acting like non-heterosexuals and parental bonuses are such terrible things. The world isn't squeaky clean, it's just real, so act like it.