Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while some of the young teen characters make poor choices in this movie, they ultimately learn their lessons and serve as strong role models.Two main characters lie to their friends, family, and sometimes put others at risk, but these tests of independence and friendship ultimately reinforce the message that kids need to rely on others and make positive choices. There is some flirting and a bit of kissing between teens, and the romantic relationship between a 13-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy is a central plot point. While there's little swearing and no alcohol or drug use, at times the movie is like an ad for popular food products.
Stacy lies about her age to date older Luca. The girls and boys have various crushes on one another. Cokie tries to steal Logan and dresses provocatively. Teens do a little kissing.
Some mild baseball injuries. A boy pretends to staple himself in the chest. Stacy collapses during a hike because she ignores her diabetes. Kids walk alone on dark and deserted roads.
Name-calling consists of "freak" and "you suck." Kids also tell one another to "shut up."
Great messages about friendship and the tenacity of girls. Kristy learns that sometimes family is not defined by blood, but instead by the strength of friendships. Also, girls are valued for much more than their looks.
Several products are visible in the film, including Sprite, Coca-Cola, the game Clue (mentioned and played), Wonder Bread, Jif peanut butter, the Yankees, and Ocean Spray.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Not an issue.