This film received controversy since its release. Due to the fact that this film was produced by Nickelodeon Movies, which is targeted for a family audience, many viewers, parents, and critics have criticized the film's adult humor, profanity, sexual content, and use of drugs and alcohol, which is not very usual for any Nickelodeon production.
This film received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA. This marks the second film from Nickelodeon Movies, after Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), to receive this rating. Additionally, this is the first American film from the studio to receive the rating.