What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although this indie film might appeal to some teens thanks to its Britney Spears-like protagonist, it's an unflinching chronicle of the lives of the paparazzi and their marks, a subject that may be too seamy for younger viewers. The world it reveals is a highly competitive, often unpleasant one, whose players -- with just one or two exceptions -- show little compassion or soul. They scheme and maneuver to get what they want and are more concerned about how they look than who they are. Plus, there's plenty of drinking and profanity ("f--k," "s--t"), and some scenes feature scantily clad women and implied sex.
- Families can talk about celebrities and how the media glamorizes their lives. Why are we fascinated by celebs? Why do tabloids buy the pictures that the paparazzi take, and why do we read those tabloids? Do celebrities seem happy? Why or why not? And if they don't seem to derive that much pleasure from the work they do, why do it in the first place? Are all celebrities fame-hungry? Would you want to be famous? Why or why not?