What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this indie drama stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart as a teenage stripper -- not exactly an ideal role model for her younger fans. Just as well, then, that not too many of them are likely to be drawn to this mature, often wrenching story about how a couple copes after the death of their daughter. Their marriage is in disarray, their hearts broken; at times, it’s very difficult to watch. Expect plenty of swearing (including "f--k," "s--t," and more) and some graphic discussions about sex, as well as a few scenes that include smoking, drinking, and drug use (some by a teen).
- Families can talk about the movie's messages. What is it saying about grief? About relationships? Do the characters and situations seem relatable?
- How does the movie portray teen sexuality?
- What consequences does substance use (drinking, drugs, smoking) have in the movie?