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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Some fleeting glimpses of clothed kissing and caressing. A boy briefly touches a girl's clothed breast.

Several references.

Violence & Gore

A young man pours beer over another young man's head before punching him in the face. He responds by tackling the former to the ground and punches him in the face a few times before the fight is broken up; one of them is then seen with a slightly bloody lip and a couple of facial bruises.

A few freshmen boys are spanked with wooden paddles. We see the face of one of them as his bottom is hit 5 times onscreen.

Some freshman girls get partly covered with various sauces and other substances, among a few other things.

Four kids in a car knock over a mailbox with a baseball bat, and a man runs after them with a gun. He then shoots at them as they drive away, but no one is hurt.

An angry woman storms out of her house, shotgun in hand, and points it at a young man who is chasing and bullying her son.

Profanity

The movie has about 60 swear words in total, which range from mild(I.e. Damn) to strong at times( F bombs). There are several insults and slang terms, as well as a couple of homophobic expletives.

The main drug used is Marijuana though it isn't really a concern until the end.

There is one instance of a teenage boy buying weed, and later the same person attempting to sell it at a party (no dialogue).

Some other drugs are discussed, but no others are used with the exception of LSD once or twice.

Semi-frequent use and consumption of cigarettes and alcohol. A freshman lies about his age to buy beer.

Note: substance use is never explicitly condemned in the movie -- and there's very little consequence from authorities, parents, etc. -- although at the same time, one could say it helps show negative effects. A fistfight takes place in one scene, and intoxication has partly caused the aggression. Two of the characters involved in drugs also talk with slurred speech for much of their screentime.

Suggested Rating: R for pervasive teen drug and alcohol use, and for language throughout

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Germany:16 / Iceland:12 / Norway:15 / Singapore:NC-16 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 (DVD rating) / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (video re-rating) (2003) / UK:18 (video rating) (1994) / USA:R

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