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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The characters band together to steal a test. Potty humor, drug humor, a teen pregnancy is played for laughs.
Violence & Scariness
Tense situations and peril.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references, pregnant teen.
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Some strong and crude language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking, smoking, drug use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language and sexual references. Kids drink and smoke and use drugs, and there's a lot of drug humor. A teen pregnancy is also played for humor. The highly questionable morality of the basic premise is clumsily resolved. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The Perfect Score was produced by MTV, which may be why it feels more like a product created by a focus group than anything involving characters or story or a point of view. The characters even mention The Breakfast Club as slacker shorthand so that no one has to think too hard, screenwriters or audience.
The film is so slackly directed it might have been assembled by a focus group. Everything that someone thought might appeal to a teen audience is thrown into the mix. We get a little romance, a little angst, a little family pressure, a little (very little) low (very low) humor, a batch of MTV-friendly soundtrack tunes, and a lot of happily ever after. It's not a bad movie; it's just not a very good one.
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