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Sex & Nudity

  • Some discussion of sexual topics in the film. However, these topics are non-explicitly discussed when mentioned in the film.
  • Mentions/implications of rape in a couple scenes.
  • Pregnancy is another theme discussed in the film, as it happens to another teenage girl who has became pregnant out of wedlock; nothing graphic is discussed, but premarital sex is possibly implied.
  • Brief kissing between a married couple in one scene.

Violence & Gore

  • Violence is infrequent and usually occurs in the form of tense arguments.
  • Some tense arguments between characters with yelling shown in these scenes.
  • Characters yell in some tense scenes of frustration.
  • Death comes to a couple very minor characters; sometimes, death is discussed as well in the film.
  • Rape and abuse are other topics displayed in the film.
  • It is implied and sometimes shown that a father is abusive towards his daughter.
  • In one tense scene, a teenage girl breaks a glass in response to her father.
  • Rape is implied in one scene in which a character starts forcing himself on a teenage girl; nothing explicit is shown except the implications of a rape.


  • One use of "damn" in one scene.
  • Otherwise, no other swear words are used in the film.
  • One character takes God's name in vain twice in the first 10 minutes of movie

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A character is shown drinking in a couple scenes; she is shown in an inebriated state as a result (bottles are shown).
  • Alcohol withdrawal is shown in one scene in which a character goes to rehabilitation in order to recover from her alcohol use. This scene may be intense for some viewers.
  • It is briefly shown that teens have been involved with drug use. Nothing explicit is shown, but there are implications of this.
  • References to "edibles" in one scene.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some scenes in the film are especially intense and may be too intense for sensitive viewers.
  • While the film is not necessarily intense or disturbing, the subject matter is serious.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • One part of the plot revolves around the main character being raped as a teenage girl; nothing graphic is shown but this is discussed a couple times in the film. However, rape is implied in one scene as a man propositions the teenage girl and makes sexual advances towards her. However, nothing is shown but rape is implied in the scene.

Violence & Gore

  • It is implied that a teenage character's mother has died from a drug overdose (this scene is emotionally intense).
  • A father is shown dying in one scene (nothing is shown but his death is implied).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Implications of a mother's drug overdose in one scene ("fix").

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene in which a teenage character discovers his mother's death via drug overdose may be emotionally intense and affecting for sensitive viewers.

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