Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+
Tubular '80s teen fluff: silly, fun, and shallow.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is permeated with teen sexual energy. There's some making out, some sex talk among teens (using words like "trouser snake" and "hard-on"), and a teacher talks about and pulls out a wrapped condom during a sex ed class. The movie also features a very consumer view of beauty: change your clothes and you'll change your life. Also, Louise thinks the only way anyone will like her is if she casts a spell on them.
- Families can talk about how it mattered more to Louise to look good to Brad than it did to be herself. What's more important in the end? Do you ever feel obsessed with your looks? What do you do to snap yourself out of it? What are some consequences of making other people's opinions of you more important than your own?
The good stuff
Positive messages: Louise thinks the only way anyone will like her is if she casts a spell on them.
What to watch for
Violence: Brad nearly runs over Louise as she rides her bike home, forcing her off the road. David is lecherous and attempts to sexually assault her. Mr. Weaver falls down the stairs.
Sexy stuff: Brad works out in just his shorts several times. Randa kisses Brad's neck as he drives. A teacher talks about sex and shows the class a condom. Louise makes her teacher undress to his boxers and undershirt. Louise and Brad make out twice.
Language: "Hells' bells," "hard-on," "shlong," "trouser snake," etc.
Consumerism: Brands are mentioned or featured, including Punky Brewster, Coca-Cola, U2, and Adidas.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: David offers Louise weed. She refuses.