Fed up with her unruly daughter's antics, exasperated mom Lilly Wilcox takes the wild teen to Idaho to live with her flinty, no-nonsense grandmother, who lays down a set of rules centered on two things: God and hard work.
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- Garry Marshall
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; director's commentary; making-of featurette; cast and crew interview.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although star Lindsay Lohan has some younger fans, this definitely isn't a teen flick (remember, director Garry Marshall is the man behind Pretty Woman as well as The Princess Diaries ...). Lohan's character lies, takes drugs, has sex indiscriminately (she's called a slut several times), and is basically without any inhibitions or common sense. The movie also tackles serious family issues like alcoholism, religion, fractured mother-daughter relationships, promiscuity, and sexual abuse. Teens too young to deal with dysfunctional sexual issues are probably too young to handle the mature themes of this "comedy."
- Sexual Content
- Rachel takes off her panties, spreads her legs, and invites a guy to look and touch (though no nudity is shown). She then says it's his turn and gives the guy oral sex. In nearly every scene, Rachel is wearing either skimpy or cleavage-outlining (to put it mildly) outfits. She tries to seduce an older man and threatens to "f--k" a bunch of girls' boyfriends if they don't stop bothering her. Rachel's sexual history and the possibility of sexual abuse are discussed repeatedly throughout the film. Rachel calls Harlan's belief to wait until marriage for sex "retarded." Lilly kisses two different men.
- Lilly frantically pushes and slaps Arnold, who violently shoves her to the floor.
- "F--k," "s--t," "goddamnit," "ass," "slut," "blow job," etc. Frequent, but not constant.
- Social Behavior
- Rachel is known to lie, and she can't seem to tell the difference between right and wrong. But in the end she and her mother make amends -- albeit very painfully.
- Cars: Ferrari and Mercedes.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Rachel drinks and does drugs. Lilly is an alcoholic, and she goes on a couple of drinking binges, consuming many, many bottles of hard liquor.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it