What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is filled with the kind of parental concerns that aren't factored into the MPAA's rating system. The main characters -- young teenage girls -- sneak out of the house after promising not to. They make a date with a man they met on the Internet with the plan of getting him to buy one of them a drink. They then sneak into a club and drink alcohol. One girl secretly watches a boy undress (from the rear, nudity off screen). They vandalize property, imprison a security guard, drive without licenses, make an overweight girl feel bad about herself. Many characters lie, including adults. One of the girls loses a boyfriend by refusing to "hook up" with him but apparently brags to her friends that she did. There is also some bathroom humor and intrusive product placement.
- Families can talk about whether any of the characters in this movie can be considered a positive role model. Why or why not?
- What kinds of consequences do you think the girls' behavior would have in real life? Why aren't those consequences fully shown here?
- Why do you think Julie and Stacie stopped being friends?
- What canparents and young teens do to get used to the idea that kidsare growing up?