The Fits

2016 NR 1h 12m Blu-ray / DVD

The Fits

2016 NR 1h 12m Blu-ray / DVD
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Captivated by a dance drill team known as the Lionesses and yearning for social acceptance, insecure tomboy Toni tries out for the squad and lands a spot. But just as she starts to gain confidence, inexplicable episodes of fainting plague the group.
Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da'Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr.
Anna Rose Holmer
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA. NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Fits is a low-budget indie drama that focuses on an 11-year-old girl. Although it tackles themes related to fitting in and doesn't have a lot of clearly iffy material, it's presented in a fairly grown-up way that makes it more appropriate for teens and up. It has a moody, dreamy feel and unsettling, unexplained elements -- i.e. the "fits" of the title, which refer to unexplained seizures and/or fainting spells that are startling and upsetting. There are also scenes set in a boxing gym in which boys punch each other, leading to bloody mouths and noses and vomiting. Language includes a use of "bitch," but otherwise nothing is stronger than "dang." A background conversation about a boyfriend possibly suggests a teen pregnancy, though nothing is overtly mentioned.

Sexual Content

Vague, background discussion between teen girls about a boyfriend; hints at a possible pregnancy.


Scenes of boxers practicing in the gym. Punching, some bloody noses, bloody mouth. Vomiting. Scenes of girls having unexplained "fits," i.e. seizures or fainting spells. An 11-year-old pierces her own ears.


Uses of "bitch," "dang."

Social Behavior

Deals largely with "fitting in" and belonging somewhere but also learning to be yourself. Since the "fits" aren't really explained, there's room for discussion/interpretation around what actually happened.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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