Parents' Guide to

The Pregnancy Pact

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

TV movie tackles controversial issue of teen parenthood.

Movie NR 2011 83 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Sequeway into "the" conversation

This movie was stunning to me as to how teenage girls think, and how much goes on in their lives that parents don't know about. It highlighted for me as a parent, that there is a risk in "trusting" your child, no matter how together you think they are. I intend to use this movie to watch with my 14 year old daughter as a "teachable" moment as to real life in one particular high school. We all need to learn to have faith in our own choices and not be pressured into something wrong. This movie highlighted just easily that can happen in today's world.
age 9+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Like many made-for-TV movies, The Pregnancy Pact has its share of theatrical moments, but it offers a chance for teens to see some frank media images of teen pregnancy and parenthood. And it offers a starting point for parents to begin -- or continue -- conversations with teens about sex, pregnancy, and the realities of parenthood.

The movie, which was partially inspired by actual events, addresses issues surrounding the escalating number of teen pregnancies in America. It underscores the need for communicating with young women about their choices when it comes to being sexually active, using contraception, and having a child at a young age. It's also strongly in favor of schools doing more to help prevent teen pregnancy.

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