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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


A young man and a young woman kiss and toss around on a bed (they are clothed).

A man (a teacher) and a young woman (a high school student) kiss passionately.

Also a young man and a young woman kiss passionately: we see him in his underwear (he's bare-chested) and she is in bra and panties.

Young men and young women kiss in a few scenes.

A young man and a young woman kiss a few times and caress each other.

Young women dressed in tiny outfits sing and dance on stage while making suggestive gestures.

A young woman talks about her first cousin being a good kisser.

A young man and a young woman sit on a bed together (clothed, and they talk).

A young woman tells a young man "you're so hot," a young woman is referred to as "hot," a man says that a young man and a young woman were seen "canoodling," and a young woman says that she was "half a virgin."

A young woman says that another young woman is cheating on her boyfriend.

A young man sings, "I make love with a woman on the bathroom floor."

During a sex education class a man says "take off your clothes and touch each other," and makes a reference to a sexually transmitted disease (Chlamydia).

During a sex education class a man talks about sex related topics and that if young people have sex they "will die."

A young woman says to another young woman, "do you want to have sex with him?"

A girl hugs a boy.

A woman comes in her daughter's room where she finds her and her boyfriend making out on the bed, as the mother says "Can I get you anything, snacks, a condom?"

A young woman looks at a young man longingly.

Young men and women dance in a few scenes.

A young woman talks about the size of a part of her anatomy.

A comment is made about animals being "in heat."

A young woman says that her "breasts can tell when it is going to rain."

A young man rips his shirt off and we see him bare-chested.

Young women dress in Playboy bunny costumes for a Halloween party revealing cleavage, bare shoulders, bare back, and bare thighs (cut high on the hip).

A woman spills a beverage on her sweater, she tries to remove it, and the shirt underneath is pulled up revealing her bra, cleavage and bare abdomen (she is standing in front of her classroom full of students and the principal walks into the room).

Young women wear outfits that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders, bare abdomens and bare thighs, throughout the movie.

Young men talk about seeing a part of a woman's anatomy.

A young man is in the girls' bathroom.

Violence & Gore


A young woman is hit by a speeding bus (we see her in braces later and hear she broke her spine).

A young woman imagines three young women being hit by a speeding bus.

Two young women fight, then two more, then many shove and punch each other, and two young women crash onto a table.

One young woman tackles another young woman during a fight, and they fall down a flight of stairs (they land offscreen, but one can assume a horrible injury occured)

A young man is hit hard in the face by a boombox.

A young man is hit hard in the face by a sneaker.

A young woman trips and flips into a garbage can (head first, with her feet sticking out the top.)

A young woman trips and falls on the floor.

A young woman tackles another young woman on a sport field.

Two young women yell at and insult each other.

A young woman imagines that the people around her are animals and are in a power struggle around a watering hole: we hear monkey screams and see people acting aggressively toward each other and jumping about and walking on all fours (one young woman tackles another young woman and they fall into a fountain).

Also, a young woman imagines jumping on another young woman and wrestling on the floor while others watch, grunting and cheering them on.

People talk about a young woman having pushed another young woman in front of a bus.

A dog gnaws on a woman's clothed breast after we have heard that she has had implants (the woman does not react).

Two young women fall off a table to the floor.

A young woman is hit in the head with a ball.

A young woman vomits on a young man (we hear her gag) and a young woman talks about "verbal vomit."

Two young people burn a book in front of a school.

People make a reference to committing "social suicide."

A young man flatulates in a few scenes and people talk about the fact that he does this regularly.



A character says "-effing," a character says "mother-" (without the second part enunciated), 1 obscene arm gesture, 22 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 21 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, 2 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 19 religious exclamations.

Rachael McAdams says to Lindsay Lohan: (how about you shove it up your hairy little) and then the sentence was cut off because Rachael McAdams got hit by a school bus.


A few party scenes where teens are shown drinking.



A girl gets hit by a bus and we're told that she died. This turns out to be a joke but she did break her back.

There are some scenes however that may be a bit insulting for example characters are called Lesbians and Gay just because of what they act like. This is however for comedic purposes as well

This is fine for anyone over the age of 10. It is not strongly sexual in any way and not as bad as most movies these days.

Recommended MPAA Rating: In my opinion, it deserves this: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, language including sexual references/content, teen partying with underage drinking, and drug references.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some teen partying
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