How to Deal
How to Deal
- 1h 41m
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Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who believes that love will never happen to her and that her life is a mess. Her father is marrying a woman she can't stand, her mother is alone, her sister's wedding plans are taking over her life and her friends at school only care about cheerleading and football. All seems lost until she meets a boy who shows her what love is all about.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Soap opera for teens.
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Fails to acknowledge the real problems teenagers face.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Even Moore fans may find this hard to deal with.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie has some strong language, and teen smoking and drinking. The grandmother's use of marijuana is portrayed as humorous. Halley's friend and her boyfriend have sex and she becomes pregnant. Halley begins to have sex with her boyfriend, but then stops because she says she does not want to care too much about him. Halley's sister comes home drunk from a bachelorette party with a male stripper's underwear around her neck.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:July 18, 2003
- Audio Format:Stereo
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