2001 R 1h 40m DVD


2001 R 1h 40m DVD
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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).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Bacall, Cody Lightning, Elden Henson, Sara Rivas, Maggie Baird, Blayne Weaver, Adrienne Rollo, Lydell M. Cheshier, Roxie Fuller, Bree Nogueira, Kathy Paradise, Lauren Shubert
Jordan Melamed
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

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.

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug use, references to drinking and other substance abuse.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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