How to Deal
What is love, anyway, but the fast lane to heartache? At least, that's what teenaged Halley thinks when learning "how to deal" with the complicated relationships in her life, which seem to point to a common conclusion: reality bites.
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- Clare Kilner
- This movie is
PG-13Sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; four featurettes; audio commentary; music videos.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the movie has some strong language, and teen smoking and drinking. The grandmother's use of marijuana is portrayed as humorous. Halley's friend and her boyfriend have sex and she becomes pregnant. Halley begins to have sex with her boyfriend, but then stops because she says she does not want to care too much about him. Halley's sister comes home drunk from a bachelorette party with a male stripper's underwear around her neck.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual references and situations, including adultery and teen pregnancy.
- Car crash. A young character dies suddenly.
- Some strong language.
- Social Behavior
- A grandmother's drug use is played for laughs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Teen drinking and smoking, and marijuana use (portrayed as humorous).
- 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