Thirteen

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Thirteen
Thirteen
  • R
  • 1h 40m
  • 2003
Certified Fresh81%
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Thirteen presents raw and revealing insight into urban adolescence in 2003: a provocative portrait of what teens today are thinking, doing, feeling, and going through.

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Common Sense Says
Explicit peer pressure story for older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie's R rating comes from frank and explicit -- but thoughtful -- treatment of the subject matter -- how peer pressure can lure kids away from their moorings and their families. Characters constantly use very strong language. Teenagers engage in every possible self-destructive behavior -- they smoke, take drugs, steal, lie, and pierce their tongues and belly buttons. They have sex that is so casual it is almost anonymous. There is also adult substance abuse and every one acts out. There are very tense family confrontations. This is a good example of how the MPAA rating system fails, because there are stupid comedies that deal with the same issues as this movie that are rated PG-13. This movie --if your teen can handle very mature subject matter -- deals more intelligently and forthrightly with the consequences of the behavior it depicts than some PG-13 offerings.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:August 20, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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