Parents' Guide to

Wake Up Call

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

The Rock gives tough love, second chances; rough vocab.

TV TNT Reality TV 2014
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The reality series centers on Johnson, who uses his own troubled past as a context for helping people turn their lives around and who uses both sensitivity and tough love to get his points across. Appearances by personalities such as Jillian Michaels also are meant both to push and inspire.

It's a little rough around the edges, but the messages it sends about holding ourselves accountable for the choices we make are both honest and worth paying attention to. Working hard and not giving up also are positive themes. Dwayne Johnson fans will like it, but everyone can benefit from some of the lessons offered here.

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