Filmed in cinema verité style with a handheld camera, Jordan Melamed's unsettling ensemble drama follows teenager Lyle Jensen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he's committed to the juvenile ward of a mental institution after brutally beating another boy. There, he encounters a pack of equally lost souls, including a girl who hurts herself (Zooey Deschanel), a 12-year-old child molester (Cody Lightning) and a bipolar teen planning an escape (Michael Bacall).
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- Jordan Melamed
RDisturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; filmmakers' commentary; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has non-stop four-letter words. There are sexual references, including child molestation and rape. There is some violence, including one brief graphic scene that is very brutal. The movie has very strong minority characters and strong bonds between characters of different races.
- Sexual Content
- Many sexual references, including rape, molestation.
- Fights, including brutal attack.
- Very strong language, innumerable F-words.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drug use, references to drinking and other substance abuse.
- 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