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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Mild to moderate sex references and jokes.PG-13

No actual sex is shown, other than people making out.PG-13

A boy briefly touches a girl's clothed breast.PG

Violence & Gore

A young man pours beer over another young man's head before punching him in the face. The second man responds by tackling the first man to the ground and punches him in the face repeatedly before the fight is broken up; one of them is seen later with a mildly bloody lip and bruises on his face.PG-13

Multiple incoming high school freshmen are hit on the bottom with wooden paddles.PG

Girls are forced to grovel and are hazed by doing embarrassing things.PG-13

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.PG

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.PG


In total there is about 60 swear words throughout ranging from mild(I.e. Damn) to strong at times( F bombs) Lots of insults and name-calling.

At least one derogatory term for homosexuals.

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.

Cigarettes and alcohol are both used/consumed frequently. A freshman lies about his age to buy beer.

Note: substance use is never explicitly condemned in this film -- and there's very little consequence from authorities, parents, etc. -- although at the same time, one could say it helps show negative effects. There is one scene in which many people get into a fistfight, and it's clear intoxication has induced this aggression. In addition two of the characters who are involved in substance use talk with slurred speech.

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Rated R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language
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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