Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this quirky teen comedy is pretty mild for an R-rated film (think Rushmore rather than Superbad). It does include some language ("s--t," "ass," etc.), shots of teens kissing, a couple of conversations about sex, and one scene of the protagonist drinking, but for the most part it's a clever, unconventional teen flick that follows a misfit, stuttering guy who joins the school debate team.
Teen couples kiss; Hal and Ginny make out in a janitor's closet; Hal hears his mom having sex with a neighbor; Hal and his brother discuss oral sex and "bases." Illustrations from the Kama Sutra are shown.
Hal gets pounded by his angry brother; Hal throws a cello through a window.
Several instances of "the finger" and uses of words including "s--t," "bulls--t," "ass," "retard," etc.
A teen with a severe stutter joins the debate club and finds his voice. An overly competitive girl tries to sabotage a team's chances of winning.
Lincoln Town Car.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Hal drinks a bottle of hard liquor and then does stupid things while very drunk.