The Edge of Seventeen

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

age 16+

Excellent acting in poignant, mature coming-of-age story.

R 2016 102 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 16+

Rated 16 (strong language, sex references, occasional suicide references).

MAIN ISSUES - There is use of strong language ("f*ck") and milder terms ("sh*t", "d*ck", "b*tch" etc) throughout. Some strong visual and verbal sex references throughout. These references occasionally go into some crude detail, but mostly remain comical and light-hearted. There is also a prolonged scene of sensuality between two characters, but they eventually stop before sexual intercourse begins to take place. There are occasional moments where suicide is referenced, such as a character saying that she wants to kill herself and miming that she shoots herself in the head. OTHER ISSUES - Some excessive alcohol use from underage (teenage) girls, but it isn't very glamorised. Some moments of emotional intensity. Some heated confrontations and a moment of sexual tension/awkwardness between two characters. 16 - Suitable only for persons aged 16 years and over. Contains content not recommended for viewing by any person below the age of 16.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Ok movie

Wasnt a boring movie but the depressing vibe of it made me slightly uncomfortable. However, it was a very true story and one that had to be told. Good for older teens about 17 and up.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex

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