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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a scene towards the beginning of the film where it is implied that a girl and boy have sex
  • A guy at a party mentions that he only came to get laid.
  • Heather Chandler kisses a boy but stops. It is implied She then goes down on him off-screen. Later, we see her drinking water because of (you-know-what).
  • A girl tells Veronica that her date with Kurt was detailed. A boy says to Veronica something about having a sword fight in her mouth (referring she gave them blowjobs) but she truly didn't.
  • "Fuck me gently with a chainsaw" is said by Heather Chandler.
  • A bully grabs a boy and forces him to say "I like to suck big dicks". After saying it, he makes impressions of it.
  • A boy and a girl kiss a few times.
  • An older boy (university age) asks a (school age) sick girl to have sex with him. He lies on a sofa when she gets up and walks away from him.

Violence & Gore

  • A girl burns her palm with a cigarette lighter socket and is in visible pain.
  • A bully grabs a nerdy boy and forces him to say "he likes to suck big dicks" and smacks the back of his head for retaliating.
  • Two boys push a cow and two girls get covered in its excrete.
  • Not a lot of violence. It happens once in a while.
  • The overall violence is mildly graphic.
  • A girl vomits.
  • A game of croquet is held, with three girls (all "Heathers") using another girl's ("Veronica"'s) head (not particularly violent, just played for laughs)
  • Two characters get into a fight: slamming each other into the walls, wielding a fire extinguisher, a gun and a knife. A boy gets his finger shot off resulting in blood pouring out, and a girl's lip bleeds and covered in bruises and smoke.
  • The results of the fight are shown as the two characters leave, with both of them bloody and bruised.


  • One of the most famous lines from the film is "Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, do I look like mother Theresa?"
  • The 'f' word is used 15 times, the 'a' word over a dozen times, the 's' word dozens of times, "bitch" at least 3, "hell" at least 3, "damn" at least a dozen times, "prick" at least once.
  • One character gives another the middle finger.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teen characters smoke and drink throughout the film although drugs is not the main theme of the film.
  • A stoner girl smokes a joint in the school bathroom.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This is a black comedy with some intense moments.
  • Nothing overly intense (maybe the shootings in the woods and the final scene) but the whole theme of the film is rather dark, with comedic/humorous undertones).
  • The movie is about teenagers murdering other teenagers and setting them up as suicides. Many people may find this and several pieces of the content disturbing, despite the fact that it is played for comedy.
  • A girl, after being bullied and picked on constantly, attempts suicide by walking into the middle of a busy street with a note pinned to her chest.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • When a girl breaks up with her boyfriend, he pulls her back onto the couch and aggressively kisses her against her will. She resists and is able to push him off her.
  • A girl is pushed against a wall and is forcibly kissed by her boyfriend when she's trying to stop him from blowing up their school.
  • Veronica invites Kurt and Ram to come to the woods behind the school so she can blow them as a prank after they spread a rumor that she slept with both of them (at the same time). The boys strip to their underwear but nothing else is seen, as she wasn't actually going to do anything with either of them
  • J.D. attempts to seduce Veronica by grabbing her and forcibly kissing her twice.
  • During a double date, Kurt is seen assaulting Heather who is struggling to get away from him.

Violence & Gore

  • Heather Chandler unwittingly drinks a cup filled with drain cleaner and collapses face first into a glass table, dead.
  • A teen boy is shot in the neck. We see blood splatter. Another is chased by the shooter before being shot through the chest. We see the bullet enter, and small, red marks with minimal blood splatter.
  • With the intent to murder, a boy crawls through a window to find his victim hanging from the ceiling. After he leaves, the victim pulls herself down, revealing the suicide to have been fake.
  • A character graphically gets his finger shot off. We see blood running down as he tries to save himself. He is then shot twice more, though we do not see the bullet entry or blood.
  • As his suicide, a boy straps bombs to himself and sets them off. We do not see the results, but we do see a witness covered in soot.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Heather McNamara attempts suicide with sleeping pills, but Veronica stops her before she takes them. Heather Chandler also drinks drain cleaner(thinking it's Alchohal), and it kills her.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • JD plans to blow up the whole school with multiple packs of thermals spread around the school. Veronica comes down to the boiler room and fights him, wins, and figures out how to turn off the bomb. She thinks he is dead and exits the school. Then, JD walk out of the doors behind her. He comes down into the grass and blows himself up.
  • A boy is chased naked through the woods before being shot to death.
  • The entire class of children tease a character until she runs into the bathroom and empties an entire bottle of pills into her mouth.
  • Two people use each other to satisfy their own sick desires throughout the whole film.
  • A boy rigs a school auditorium full of students to explode, and then blows himself up after his plan failing.

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