What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The We and the I offers a realistic look at a bunch of New York high school students taking a city bus home on the last day of school. All the teenage drama you'd expect is present as characters flirt, bicker, tease, and show off. The film captures youth in all its glory, and the teens all look, act, and sound exactly like real people. Expect near-constant swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and more), and some flashback scenes that include underage people drinking at parties (sometimes to the point of unconsciousness) and smoking cigarettes. Many characters talk about sex, and a few are actually shown fooling around, again in flashbacks, with some very brief nudity (breasts).
  • Families can talk about the teens in The We and the I. Do they seem like real people? Do they remind you of anyone you know? How do they compare to other movie teens?
  • How does the movie portray teen drinking and sexuality? Is it realistic? Are there realistic consequences for the characters' decisions/actions?
  • What do you think about the various groups of friends in the film? Is it easy to tell how the characters relate to each other? Do the cliques seem familiar?
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