Common Sense Media says

Debate-team teen comedy is clever, unpredictable.

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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

Parents should let kids atch this

Adult Written byJorjiboy1134 April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byHidalgo99 January 4, 2013

True to Life Teen Dramedy isn't for everybody

Rocket Science isn't your typical teen comedy. It defies your expectations up until the credits and is funny, sad, and real. Every teen can connect with the main character who has a bad stutter and can't talk very well and when he does he usually makes a complete fool of himself. He is silenced and does not speak up for himself until Ginny Ryerson invites him to the debate team. He falls madly in love with her even obbsively is love with her. She on the other hand may be toying with him, or may have feelings. Rocket Science relates one year of the boy's life and it is a bizzare film. Even more so then an Anderson film or Baumbach. But it's experimental style and wit is enthralling and depending on the teen they may enjoy it or may not. This is not a feel good movie. It shows high school as it is, albeit somewhat exaggerated, and is great. Note: This film is R rated and there is much swearing and one scene of drinking. The only really inappropriate part is when two boys look at the Kamasutra and is an easily avoidable section
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking