Mom at Sixteen is about pregnant 16-year-old Jacey, whose well-meaning mother, after finding out she is pregnant, forces her to keep the birth a secret and both decided to give him on adoption when he is born. But the day the social services worker arrives to take him to his adoptive parents Jacey decides to keep him and she agrees that her mom will raise the baby as her own. A guidance counselor discovers Jacey's secret and tries to get her to enroll in a program for pregnant and parenting teens.
It's about the choices you make next.
Did You Know?
In order to keep the film as realistic and current and possible, most of the discussions in the health class discussion scenes was improvised by the actors. Jane Krakowski
would simply name a topic and the young actors would answer honestly. See more
When Jacey is playing the DVD that Macey gave to her, it says "For Charlie" on the DVD, but on the opening scene of the video it says "For Charley." The movie credits say that the baby's name is spelled Charley, meaning the name on the DVD is spelled wrong. See more
And now you're the screwed up and I'm the good kid. I'm the one who they can point to and say "This is our good child. She only gets B's and C's, but she's the one who didn't get pregnant".