What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this quirky teen drama focuses on an awkward student who transfers to a stuffy private high school and finds a way to come into her own. The film has some spot-on scenes that showcase the cruelty of high school caste systems and the misguided decisions of overprotective parents. An acronym that includes an expletive ("f--k") plays an important role in the plot, and the story is also catalyzed by a terrible tragedy that may be disturbing to younger teens, but the thought-provoking film is likely to spark some introspection by high schoolers.
- Families can talk about Hercules’ decision. Why do you think he made this choice? Do you think he had other options?
- What do you think about Vanessa’s approach to the Snowstorm Survivor competition? How did she transform over the course of the movie?
- How is this movie different or similar to other movies about teens or high school?