Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that for a lightweight film about young people in a college setting and/or in the world of hip-hop music, this one has little objectionable material. The main characters strive for excellence, have high moral standards, or pay the consequences and learn important lessons. In scenes with some threatening street toughs, as well as during several fistfights and brawls, there are lots of harsh punches thrown but few injuries. There's one passionate make-out scene (curiously intercut with the vandalism of a restaurant), but it's without explicit sexuality, and there's no nudity. The cursing is infrequent and mild: "ass," "damn," "s--t," and there's one middle finger salute.
Multiple scenes show sexy dancing, including some "bumping and grinding." Some romantic kisses occur between boyfriend and girlfriend. There is one sequence in which a young woman tries to seduce the hero with some heavy kissing, embracing, and begins to undress him. That ends abruptly when he calls it off.
There are a number of hard punches thrown in a fistfight; two brawls in which young men are punched, kicked, pushed to the ground; a waitress threatened as a restaurant is vandalized; gun shots are fired to break up a fight. Street hoodlums menace the hero on several occasions.
Mild infrequent swearing: "damn," "hell," "ass, "s--t." One middle finger gesture.
Owning up to mistakes and taking responsibility for our actions are essential parts of growing up. Even fierce competitors can unite when confronted with a common enemy. The importance of education is emphasized.
One instance each of: Coca Cola, Lay's chips, and Sprite.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A few scenes show college students holding what appears to be beer bottles and unidentifiable plastic cups. No on-camera drinking. No smoking or drug use.