Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Selena Gomez movie is a "chick flick lite," with as much dating and finding yourself as most made-for-TV movies on Disney or Nickelodeon. More eyebrow-raising than the mild language ("ass," "stupid," "frak") and romance (just a few short-and-sweet kisses) is the product placement, which includes luxury brands like Bulgari jewelry; Oscar de la Renta gowns, and Gucci, Chanel, and Mercedes Benz products/labels. Although the girls obviously do something criminal by impersonating a rich look-alike, the movie's overall lesson is still tied to Gandhi's famous quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Lots of flirting between the three main characters and their suitors, a few chaste kisses, and a marriage proposal. In beach scenes, viewers see the girls in bikinis and one male love interest shirtless.
The three main characters tie the real heiress to a chair and gag her with an apple. She doesn't look so much harmed as inconvenienced.
Infrequent use of words like "ass," "crap," "jerk," "stupid," "little monster," "idiot," "frak," and "hoochie heels."
On the one hand, there are positive messages about how money doesn't make you a better person and how you need to be yourself with the person you're interested in romantically. But the girls clearly do something illegal (impersonating someone else; accepting gifts and an all-inclusive vacation that isn't for them) and still "profit" from it. Still, overall the movie's message is that being generous, charitable, and adventurous has nothing to do with whether you're rich and everything to do with your heart.
Several high-end designer products are featured, from a million-dollar Bulgari necklace that's a key plot point to packages sporting Chanel, Gucci, and other labels. Grace is given a pricy Hartmann suitcase as a graduation present and later wears an Oscar de la Renta gown. Also Mercedes Benz and Ford.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Champagne is served at a couple of fancy parties; the main characters who drink it are 21 or 22.