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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens

Sex & Nudity

  • Brief non-sexual rear nudity of a man running outside.
  • A woman is briefly seen in her room in a bra and underwear; not graphic.
  • A man makes sexual comments throughout the entire movie and there is talk about a sexually transmitted disease. A teenager makes comments about how he has sex with tons of girls them. He also makes several comments about how big his genitals are
  • Some comedic lines that contain sexual references, but nothing overly graphic.

Violence & Gore

  • Two teenagers find a dead body; some dry blood is seen. Quite brief.
  • A man is injured after he almost hits a cow during a road trip on a van. He hits the steering wheel and we see blood on his eyebrow.
  • A man threatens two characters with a gun; they escape the situation.


  • "F--k" is audible once. Some use of "s--t". Words such as "bitch" and ''damn" are heard a few times throughout the movie.
  • Pretty mild.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Whenever Margo runs away, this can get some viewers anxious. Also, whenever she finalizes that she doesn't want to go back home, that can get iffy for some teens.

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