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Parents' Guide to

The Honor List

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen friendship drama has sexual themes, alcohol abuse.

Movie PG-13 2018 103 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

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wow this was good.

a movie about 3 girls making a pact for the lose of the friend. I thought it was nice and I intend to watch it again. good movie for teens.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This friendship drama has too many shortcuts in the story to appeal to a broad audience, but it should really resonate with teens in the throes of those years when friendships are everything. The Honor List's biggest shortcut is that the reason the friendships ended in the first place is never fully explained. Using the flashbacks to eventually reveal what really happened would have added interest, intrigue, and a satisfying payoff. But the way it's put together leaves an unsatisfying, "But why?" in the back of your mind.

The characters are engaging and diverse, not only physically but in terms of strengths and flaws, too. A wide range of teen viewers, girls especially, will easily relate to them and root for the power of friendship. The story's pretty predictable and ends on a hopeful, hanky-ready note. For teens mature enough to handle the sexual content and alcohol use, it's an OK choice for a sleepover movie.

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