Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Fits is a low-budget indie drama that focuses on an 11-year-old girl. Although it tackles themes related to fitting in and doesn't have a lot of clearly iffy material, it's presented in a fairly grown-up way that makes it more appropriate for teens and up. It has a moody, dreamy feel and unsettling, unexplained elements -- i.e. the "fits" of the title, which refer to unexplained seizures and/or fainting spells that are startling and upsetting. There are also scenes set in a boxing gym in which boys punch each other, leading to bloody mouths and noses and vomiting. Language includes a use of "bitch," but otherwise nothing is stronger than "dang." A background conversation about a boyfriend possibly suggests a teen pregnancy, though nothing is overtly mentioned.
Vague, background discussion between teen girls about a boyfriend; hints at a possible pregnancy.
Scenes of boxers practicing in the gym. Punching, some bloody noses, bloody mouth. Vomiting. Scenes of girls having unexplained "fits," i.e. seizures or fainting spells. An 11-year-old pierces her own ears.
Uses of "bitch," "dang."
Deals largely with "fitting in" and belonging somewhere but also learning to be yourself. Since the "fits" aren't really explained, there's room for discussion/interpretation around what actually happened.
Drugs / Tobacco /