What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this tearjerking drama explores some heavy themes thatyounger audiences may find difficult to process without guidance.A teenager is terminally ill, and her march to the end is painful: She vomits after chemo, her hair andeyebrows fall out, and more. The effects of her illness on her family are are similarly heartbreaking to watch. The film also touches onteenage sexuality and drinking and has some fairly infrequent swearing, including "f--k" and "s--t."
- Families can talk about how a serious illness can change a family's dynamics. Does the movie accurately portray a family in distress? Does it find any bright side in a very sad story? How do movies generally depict terminal illnesses? Is this one any different?
- Families can also discuss the consequences of teenage drinking, which the movie touches on briefly.