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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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A woman unbuttons one button on a man's shirt.

A girl asked a woman if love is supposed to be more than just sex.

After losing a poker match a girl is forced to jump in a lake naked. She is only shown from the shoulders up and the knees down. We hear several girls shouting compliments about her body.

Several kissing scenes.


A girl pierces another girl's ears by holding an apple slice behind her ear and poking a sharp needle all the way through. There is no blood, but a lot of screaming.

Two girls are in an intense fencing match and one of them falls into a horse trough.

A group of girls pull a prank on their rival cabin at a sumer camp they cover them with whipped cream, honey, fake spiders etc.

The girls are all panicking when they wake up. One girl has several water balloons dropped on her head as she gets out of bed. Two women then plan to inspect the cabin as the other girls try to stop them when they enter a bucket of chocolate syrup spills on their heads and they slip across the floor which is covered in cooking oil. One of them grabs onto a ceiling fan pull which covers them with feathers. This scene is meant to be comical, but it may be considered bullying to some viewers.

A woman almost swallows a lizard.


Some sexual/anatomical innuendo.

"God" is used frequently at the start. Also one use of "stupid."

A girl says "The f-word," but she's talking about her father.


A girl says that her grandfather smells of pipe tobacco.

A man drinks a martini.

Wine is drunk throughout the film by some characters.

Two women have a drink together at a bar.

An 11-year-old girl takes a sip of wine (actually it was grape juice with dirt) and describes its taste. In a later scene, she falls completely off her chair while trying to lean over and see something. When her mother asks if she's all right, the child says "I had one sip too many, I guess!"

A mother becomes intoxicated on a plane, makes references to vodka. She stumbles around drunk in a hotel lobby, crashing into people. Her daughter witnesses this and comments that her mother has only had one glass of wine in her entire life, up until now.

Nick Parker is the owner of a wine brand.


A young girl pierces another young girl's ears with a lemon wedge and a sharp needle (shorter in the TV version). A match is lit, and the flame is placed against the end of the needle before the procedure is done. There is no blood shown, but we actually see the needle go through the girl's ear, and there is a lot of screaming.

During a camping trip, two young girls drag a sleeping woman to a lake, while still on her mattress. They push the mattress into the lake, with her still asleep on it. She wakes up the next morning screaming and falls into the lake. It is intended to be funny, however.


Suggested MPAA rating: PG- language, adult situations and dialogue

Rated PG for some mild mischief

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