What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie's theme may be very upsetting to teens, some of whom may think it suggests that suicide is a romantic and powerful response to overly strict parents. In addition to the overall theme of sexual longing and repression, there are some sexual references and situations. One character smokes pot constantly (he is shown as an adult in a treatment center for substance abuse). Teenagers smoke and drink.
- Families can talk about what has and has not changed since the 1970's.
- Why the girls were such an endless source of fascination for the boys and about why the response of the community seemed so heartless to the boys?
- What could have led the girls to take their own lives and who, if anyone could have prevented it?