Beware the Gonzo

2010 NR 1h 34m DVD

Beware the Gonzo

2010 NR 1h 34m DVD
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Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is the head geek at his high school -- and determined to do something about it. When Gavin, the popular editor of the school paper, fires him, Eddie obtains revenge by establishing an underground paper of his own.
Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Jesse McCartney, Campbell Scott, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Marc John Jefferies, Noah Fleiss, Lucian Maisel
Bryan Goluboff
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this indie teen comedy about a high school student who starts an underground newspaper and must overcome opposition from the school and his classmates deals with teen-relevant topics like bullying and cliques. It brings some mature content to the table in doing so, from frequent swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t") to drinking, sexual situations, and a scene in which characters watch a video of an attempted rape.

Sexual Content

Several discussions about sex. A few scenes show teens kissing and suggest that more is about to happen.


A few physical encounters between high school students, including fistfights, wrestling, and violent bullying. One scene features people watching a video of an attempted sexual assault.


Frequent swearing, including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "whore," and "bastard." A few people make obscene gestures.

Social Behavior

Gonzo and his friends learn that you shouldn't be intimidated by bullies; they all have a weakness, just like the rest of us. That said, Gonzo also bends a few rules (and exposes others' secrets) to pursue his dreams.


Gonzo often works on an Apple laptop and craves Red Bull energy drinks.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One scene shows adults drinking beer while relaxing at home, and a few scenes feature teens who appear to be drinking at a party.

  • 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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