Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Gimme Shelter is an earnest drama, inspired by real-life events, centered around a 16-year-old who's trying to flee from an abusive mother. It deals with fairly mature themes and involves intense situations -- including a feral fight between the mother and daughter, drug addiction and teenage pregnancy -- that may prove too heavy for some teens. There's swearing, including "s--t" and "bitch," a brief scene involving drug use witnessed by a minor, and sequences that show a parent verbally and physically abusing a child.
There's talk of teenage sex and a teen is pregnant.
An abusive mother screams and manipulates her teenage child, calling her useless and other names. Later, she attempts to cut someone's face with a blade (it's a brief scene, but she draws blood). A mother and her teenage child scuffle. One character has a car accident. Nothing gory is seen but it's clear it's bad.
A fair amount of swearing, including "s--t" and "bitch." Young kids call a teen "stupid" to her face.
No matter how bleak your situation, there's a way out if you ask for help and accept it when it's offered.
Some brand names and logos are seen, including Greyhound and Mercedes Benz.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A teenager sees her mother smoking pot and drinking.