It's mixed in with good lessons, but I don't think you could go for a role - model here. The language is REALLY strong for a PG-13 movie, and I mean it. Your teens will be able to handle the violence, and mild sex talks, depending on how you've been talking to them... Yes, there are drugs, drinking, and smoking, but seriously.. is that so bad? This movie isn't for everyone, for people not interested in singing, or drama please spare yourselves and watch something of interest,because,well... it's a pretty lengthy movie.