Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the movie contains some strong language (including "s--t"), scenes of teens drinking and taking drugs, and some implied sex and lots of innuendo. There's also a lot of therapeutic shopping. It's edgy, but teens can handle it.
Cher is ready to lose her virginity but doesn't realize the guy she targets is gay. Teens kiss. Sex is discussed and joked about.
A character gets mugged at gunpoint.
Several instances of "s--t." "Penis," "balls," "boink-fest," and "crimson wave" (menstruation) are mentioned.
The messages are mixed. Cher is absorbed with her looks, clothing, and position in her high school's social order. As such, she has a set of rules that parallel Jane Austen's Edwardian mores and restrictions. Getting high occasionally at a party is OK, but "it is quite another thing to be fried all day," for example. Cher's father is supportive but yells when her grades are low, then beams with pride when she uses her powers to persuade a teacher to improve her grade instead of doing the required schoolwork.
Materialism is a major theme. Jeep, Tiffany, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Coke, malls, and the Beverly Hills high-end shopping mecca, Rodeo Drive, are featured.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Teens drink and smoke marijuana ("doobies") at a party. They discuss other drugs (one mentions the beverage Coke and someone thinks she means cocaine). A pothead joins a 12-step program to get clean.