What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this road-trip drama might appeal to more teens than expected because of co-star Kristen Stewart (of Twilight fame). There’s no Bella here, and the material, which includes marital isolation and incarceration, is mature, and includes a teen girl propositioning an adult man as well as a fight that turns fatal. Still, it’s a thoughtful, pretty film, and there’s plenty here to hold their interest. Expect some swearing -- like "s--t" and "bitch" -- and some drinking.
- Families can talk about what binds these three characters together. Are they believable as companions on a journey?
- How is this film similar or different to other road trip movies? What makes it surprising (or not)?
- Two of the three characters are in their teens, and they both seem lost. Is their depiction realistic? What do they learn from Brett, and vice versa?