Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this feel-good movie based on the young adult novel by Robin Palmer is rich in social themes about friendship, respect, self-confidence, and denouncing stereotypes. The family-friendly content ensures that Geek Charming's positive messages will reach kids and tweens alike. The main character initially treats many of her peers with contempt and calls them "nerds" and "geeks," but kids will recognize how her attitude changes over the course of the story. The teens are surrounded by strong adult role models who encourage them to behave responsibly and hold themselves to high standards. There's an emotional storyline surrounding a parent's death that occurred before the movie's start.
The story's focal romance culminates in a few kisses.
No cursing, but there's some name-calling like "nerd" and "geek."
An image-obsessed teen comes to terms with the hurtful effect of her actions and changes her attitude toward peers she once treated with disdain. Unexpected friendships emerge that cross traditional lines of social status among teens and challenge preconceived stereotypes of groups like "geeks" and the "in crowd." There's some nastiness directed at the less-popular students, but it's not excessive and serves to underscore the movie's positive messages. Body humor includes a burping contest.
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