After she's diagnosed with a terminal disease, a young girl strikes up an unusually strong friendship with a boy who deals with the problems in his own troubled family by attending funerals.
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- Gus Van Sant
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: DTS-HD Master Audio, Portuguese: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this romantic indie drama about young, tragic love may well appeal to teens, though it deals candidly and often sadly with illness and death -- which can make it feel heavy and a bit intense at times. There's some swearing (including "s--t"), war imagery/discussion, and kissing/cuddling. It's implied that the two main characters have sex, though nothing graphic is shown, and their relationship is very sweet overall.
- Sexual Content
- A young couple in love spends the night together in what appears to be their first sexual encounter, but there's no nudity (though she undresses, only her shoulders are visible), and the sex is implied rather than shown. Viewers see them snuggling under a blanket and kissing.
- In one scene, young adults chase after another to try to get even. There's talk about how one kid beat up another, though viewers don't see the encounter. A supporting character is a kamikaze pilot, and there's some discussion of what their responsibilities entail. There are also some references to seppuku, a ritual suicide involving swords. Brief scenes of carnage from World War II.
- Infrequent use of words including "s--t" and "hell."
- Social Behavior
- The subject matter is a bummer, but the message is clearly positive: Enjoy your moments here on Earth, because the proverbial clock is ticking. And don't let your past haunt your present.
- Labels/products shown include Mitsubishi, Toyota, M&Ms, Fluffernutter, Red Vines, and more.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A party appears to be rowdy, and there are vague hints about guests being slightly intoxicated.
- 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