Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that though this movie is set in 1963, there's some teen and parent sex going on here. Teenage Charlotte has unprotected sex. Mrs. Flax has sex with her boyfriend on the first date and later kisses the boy she knows Charlotte has a crush on. This movie also deals with death and estrangement; Charlotte's father abandoned her and she's always seeking him. Kate is seriously injured and nearly dies. Both Charlotte and Kate get drunk while their mom is out.
Rachel and her boss have sex in the back seat of a car (clothes still on), Charlotte and Joe have sex (clothes still on), Rachel dates her married boss. Rachel has sex with Lou on the first date -- Rachel is shown clothed but Lou is naked under a sheet. Charlotte talks about her sexual fantasies. Several characters kiss, including Joe and Charlotte, Joe and Rachel, and couples on New Year's Eve.
Kate falls off a small waterfall and nearly drowns. The death of President Kennedy is described in detail. Rachel slaps Charlotte.
Several words people may consider swearing, including "assholes," "bitch," "damn," "son of a bitch," "hell," "ass," "s--t," and "Goddamn."
Charlotte has sex for the first time without using protection. Mrs. Flax is promiscuous. Charlotte steals the family car and runs away, and then lies to the family who found her about her own family.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Mrs. Flax smokes often, as do girls in the girls bathroom in high school and other adult women. Mrs. Flax and Lou drink scotch. Young Charlotte and Kate get drunk together.