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MPAA N: Rated PG-13 for thematic issues involving drinking and teen sexuality, and for brief language and an accident scene

Sex & Nudity

  • There are no obvious sex scenes shown in this movie. Nothing sexual at all.
  • No Nudity.
  • A young girl and a boy are in her room kissing. The boy pressures on her for have a sex. But she actually doesn't want to sex with him.They have been interrupted by the girl's father shortly. Then the boy leaves from the room. However both are fully clothed. Nothing sexual at all.
  • Several verbal references to teenage sex, which are very direct.

Violence & Gore

  • One individual swerves his car in order to make another individual fall off his bicycle. He then threatens more violence.
  • One individual strikes another individual over the head with a blunt metal object in order to stop the commission of a crime, the injury is not shown.
  • One individual is struck by a vehicle which then rolls and overturns - these two individuals are later seen in a hospital with wounds and an operation which shows much blood.


  • The word "prick" is used twice. "retard" is said frequently. One use of "hell".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drinking whiskey and getting drunk at a bar
  • Underage drinking is alluded to but not shown on screen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • An injury and hospitalization followed by surgery can be intense for those who do not like blood.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • There is an attempted rape, but the rapist does not get any clothes removed before it is stopped.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Prolific abuse of alcohol (including strong liquors) throughout the film, by one of the main characters, and others. Drunken driving is shown frequently, even accidents caused by drunken driving. Overcoming alcohol abuse is one of the thematic points of the film.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The attempted rape of a teenage girl can also be intense for pre-teens.

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