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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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In a few scenes it is implied that couples have had sexual relations. No nudity shown.

A teenage boy spies on a man and the boy's mother: the woman says later that she performed manual sex on the man (nothing shown).

A teenage boy jokes with a teacher, making a crude sexual remark about masturbating and the teacher sends him out of the classroom.


Teenager is head locked- winds up with a bloody nose

Two teenage girls stab a teenage boy in the back with compasses; we see spots of blood appear on the boy's shirt.

A teenage boy lightly slaps another teenage boy on the back of the head as he walks away.

A teenage boy smashes a windowpane of a door and breaks into a man's house while a teenage boy throws a bottle at a van and it smashes against the roof.

We see a teenage boy with a small bruise under his eye and the boy tells that he had gotten into a fight to defend his girlfriend.

A teenage girl says that her dog had been hit by a train and killed; the boy narrates that he had scraped the remains of a dog into a trash bag, we see the trash bag beside him and we later see a burning trash can floating in a river.

A teenage girl uses a lighter to melt a teenage boy's leg hair; he allows her and is unharmed. Throughout the movie we see teenagers setting fireworks and setting controlled fires (no one is injured).

A teenage boy writes a list of reasons to kill himself; the note is discovered by a teacher that counsels him and the boy insists it was a joke. A teenage boy dreams that he is walking above a long bridge over a sinkhole, and he pauses and stares into the sinkhole nervously. A teenage boy imagines himself shoving a copy of his body under the water in a bathtub.

A man tells a classroom of children and teens that the pressure from ocean depths would cause the internal organs of a person to implode.

A teenage boy vomits on the hood of a van; we see the vomit leaving his mouth and resting on the hood of the van, and we later see that the rain has washed off the vomit. A teenage boy, while intoxicated, attempts to urinate on a box of DVDs; he is unable to and begins to speak to himself, using crude language, and we then hear the sound of urinating. A teenage boy narrates as we see a teenage boy pulling down his pants and squatting in front of a crowd of teenagers (no nudity is visible) and flatulating. We see frogs and later fish pinned to boards in a classroom for dissection.


31 F-words (1 middle finger), 20+ more minor language (shit, crap, dick)


Teenagers drink alcohol

Kid takes anti-depressants and washes it down with alcohol. He is later intoxicated and is hungover the next morning.

A teenage girl smokes throughout and a teenage boy attempts to smoke a pipe

A teenage couple drink wine together

A mom questions whether her son is doing drugs


The teenagers can be intense at times, but it is not frightening.

Rated R for language and some sexual content

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