Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that almost everyone in this dark comedy engages in extremely iffy behavior as they set out to win at all costs. Election also includes questionable sexual situations (statutory rape, extramarital affairs, and teenage sex), foul language, and an irreverent attitude toward religion. All in all, both teens and adults appear untrustworthy and unethical, but older teens may be mature enough to watch this film.
Inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student, infidelity by the main character, main character watches porn, teen sex (including oral), semi-graphic sex.
Humorous skiing accident and bee sting incident.
Sexually explicit language.
Pretty much everyone in film serves as a negative role model. Characters are driven to unethical acts by greed, jealousy, and lust. This film makes it difficult to divide characters into "good" and "bad." Even the "good" characters make choices that throw their status into question.
Coke and Pepsi placement.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Brief moments of teen drinking and pot.