Assassination of a High School President

2008 R 1h 33m DVD

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Assassination of a High School President

2008 R 1h 33m DVD
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While investigating the theft of his Catholic high school's SAT exams, geeky sophomore reporter Bobby Funke uncovers a complex conspiracy. But will anyone believe him when he points the finger at the school president?
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Mischa Barton
  • Reece Thompson
  • Bruce Willis
  • Michael Rapaport
  • Kathryn Morris
  • Melonie Diaz
  • Josh Pais
  • Luke Grimes
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Michael Zegen
  • ZoĆ« Kravitz
  • Marc John Jefferies
  • Zachary Booth
  • Aaron Himelstein
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that despite the high school setting, this movie is not appropriate for kids. Teens who have followed Mischa Barton's career might be interested, but the extreme language ("Do you still eat your mom's dirty tampons?"), alcohol and drug abuse, and overall sense of darkness make this sleek movie inappropriate for young viewers.

Sexual Content

Lots of innuendo. One teen is passed out on the couch and her boyfriend says: "I'll let you play with her t-ts for twenty bucks." Teens shown having sex in a car. A female character's chest is exposed in a bathtub scene. Incest among siblings is a theme mentioned.

Violence

Some punching, a fake assassination attempt, teenage boy harassment. Most of the abuse is of the verbal variety.

Language

Extremely graphic language used by teens. Every four-letter word (from a to z, really) and some very graphic language pertaining to girls who are promiscuous. Even the Principal of the school says extremely inappropriate things to his students.

Social Behavior

Even though the hero is trying to bust a corruption ring at St. Donovan's High School, the corruption is pervasive. From cheating to harassment of fellow students (both male and female) to threats from the principal himself, no one is safe here. And the themes of drug running and incest are huge red flags.

Consumerism

Pepsi and Doublemint gum shown. A litany of prescription drugs are mentioned-- particularly those used to help kids concentrate in school.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Kids play beer pong to the extent of passing out. One girl gets so drunk that she wets her pants while she's passed out. Characters smoke a joint and talk about how it tastes. Even the "smart" kids are hooked on prescription drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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