2015 R 1h 50m DVD


2015 R 1h 50m DVD
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After his accidental drug overdose, a court orders New York City DJ and party animal Josh Harvest to live with his estranged father in a tiny North Dakota town -- where Josh acquires a new perspective on life.
Josh Duhamel, Maria Bello, Laura Dern, Lucas Till, Kherington Payne, Tom Everett Scott, Jae Head, Sharlene Taulé
Daniel Duran
Widescreen 1.77:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents to know that Bravetown is a fish-out-of-water drama about a young New York City DJ who's court-ordered to move to small-town North Dakota after getting caught with drugs. A bit reminiscent of both Footloose and Step Up, the movie includes underage sexuality, substance use (cigarettes, pot, alcohol, and pills -- including an accidental overdose), and language (a few uses of "f--k" and "f--king"; same for "s--t," "a--hole," and "bulls--t"). The main sex scene happens early on (in a car, featuring a mostly clothed couple, though it's clear what's going on); the second half of the movie just has a couple of kisses. There's also a bit of violence, like when a small group of jocks beats up the main character, leaving him bloodied and bruised. The movie's themes get pretty serious -- war, post-war depression, parent-child reconnection, and grief -- and families sensitive to references to military deployments and war should note that both are major themes of the movie, since the town is best known for sending soldiers off to join the armed forces.

Sexual Content

Brief sex scene early in the movie: The teen couple involved is mostly clothed, and they're in a car, but it's still obvious what's going on (she's moving up and down on top of him and nearly spilling out of her tank top). Also a couple of kisses.


A small group of jocks beats up Josh, who's bloodied and bruised. A teen who takes drugs ends up in the hospital.


Occasional strong language: "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch."

Social Behavior

Story is about redemption, forgiveness, and community. Josh learns the value of each when he moves from New York City to a small town in North Dakota.


iPhone, Beats headphones, MacBook, Pepsi.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Teens drink, take pills, and smoke cigarettes and pot. One ends up in the hospital after taking 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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