The Social Network

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

age 15+

Fantastic performances, compelling story for teens and up.

PG-13 2010 121 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 121 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Phenomenal movie, but I wouldn't recommend for young teens

One of my favorite movies ever made, The Social Network contains a brilliant script, great casting and acting, a great score, and a great pace. It depicts college life in its highs and lows. There's a lot of drinking, actual or implied sexual behavior, and some language. There's one scene that depicts a frat party and another scene that includes implied sex in a bathroom that probably makes this more of a "14 or 15 and up" movie for me but otherwise, I would feel good about a 12 or 13 year old seeing it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Outstanding film has language, sex and heavy drugs

The Social Network is a drama made off of the true story of how Mark Zuckerburg started Facebook, and it’s dark side. It contains mesmerizing performances, but also sex, heavy language and drugs throughout. Here, I’ll be explaining all the mature content in detail: VIOLENCE: None at all, but some violent behavior is shown towards the end where a character angrily grabs another mans laptop and smashes in on a table. LANGUAGE: Despite the PG-13 rating, the film contains use of “f*ck”, “sh*t”, “b*tch”, “d*ck”, “a**hole” and “godd*mm” all throughout. And surprisingly, although the F bomb is restricted from being in a PG-13 film more than once, it is used a couple other times, but never pervasively where it’s frequent. DRUGS/ALCOHOL/TOBACCO USE: All throughout the movie drugs are being shown taken by college students and some younger. At the beginning of the film students are shown at a party taking pills, and getting intoxicated. The scene is also very sexual (see “SEXUAL CONTENT” section). Beer is also drank as people get drunk frequently. At a party, 2 very high girls are shown taking hits from a massive bong, yelling remarks such as “I’m so high!” as a main character of the movie yells “take a hit!”. At the very end of the movie, a man starts a party where the entire house is foggy with smoke. He goes upstairs into a room with a few girls as a girl strips down and lays on a table. Then, cocaine is removed and poured onto her bare chest when the people start sniffing it. The cops then come and yell at her to button up her shirt and get dressed when they find the cocaine and tell the man in the room to empty his pockets. He removes an epi pen, an inhaler and some drugs. All throughout the film, pretty frequently, drugs such as marijuana are shown being used along with cocaine, bongs, pills and more. Mind that the things I described where not the only appearances of drugs, and only about 2/8ths of what is shown. SEXUAL CONTENT: At parties, people make out and unbutton each other suggestively along with dance in them like poles while high. These scenes last a while. Strip clubs are shown where women dance suggestively. A man and a woman bust into a stall in a bathroom and being making out. Then, they unbutton each other and the woman takes off the mans belt when she is shown sticking her head into his crotch area when the camera goes outside the stall and we hear sex sounds and moaning. While this happens another man enters another stall and we see their feet moving. Several suggestive remarks are heard. A website is made to rate girls in a college. Mildly suggestive. A girl removes her shirt and strips down into her bra and panties so that several people can sniff cocaine of her chest, and they do. Her breasts are shown with a bra on them, but they are very loose. A man and a woman wake up nude in the morning. She then walks into the shower and we see the side of her breasts but the camera is unfocused. More content is shown, just milder. MY RATING: R for drug use, sexuality and some language

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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