What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this raunchy teen sex comedy (whose producers include some of the folks behind popular website Funny or Die) is about four high school friends who agree to smoke pot in a special bong each time one of them loses his virginity. The bulk of the movie follows the final member of the group as he tries and fails time and again (his friends document his failures on video and post the results to YouTube ... which leads to issues with viral videos and cyberbullying). The movie is full of crass sexual talk and content (including Internet images of a porn star having sex, other partial nudity, and implied oral sex), as well as plenty of strong language (with many uses of "f--k" and "s--t") and frequent teen drinking -- all without consequence. Much of the humor is cruel, and it sometimes objectifies women.
- Families can talk about what the movie is saying about sex. Is it better to wait to have sex with someone you're in love with? Parents: Talk to your kids about your own family's values when it comes to sex and relationships.
- The teens in this movie drink a lot and smoke lots of pot. How does the movie portray this kind of behavior? What kind of consequences can it have in reali life?
- What messages does the movie send about online privacy and responsbility? How does Matt end up being cyberbullied? Could he have done anything to prevent it? What steps should kids take to stay safe online?
- Does this movie objectify women or show them as stereotypes?