What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a horror movie that features medium-to-strong slasher violence, with dead teens, blood, and death by shotgun and knife. Teens are constantly thinking and talking about sex. One girl is shown topless, and there are scenes of oral sex and a "hand job" (with nothing graphic shown). Language is very strong, ranging from insults ("fag," "bitch") to stronger terms ("f--k," "c--t"). Drinking and pot smoking are prevalent, with occasional cocaine snorting, and use of prescription pills. The main character, Mandy Lane, generally stays away from all these things. The movie is not the bloodiest, scariest, or cleverest ever made, but it contains some compelling ideas and teen genre fans will probably want to see it.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. What is the appeal of watching this kind of violence? Is there anything that you can't bear to watch? Why is that?
- What is the appeal of horror movies involving teens? How are they different from movies about families or grown-ups? Who is the audience for movies like this?
- Is Mandy Lane a good role model? Is she an admirable character because she refrains from teen sex, drinking, and smoking? Do you know anyone like her?