The Upside of Anger

Posted on March 11, 2005 at 7:55 pm

B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Profanity: Very strong language
Alcohol/ Drugs: Characters smoke and abuse alcohol, teens smoke marijuana
Violence/ Scariness: Tense confrontations, some hitting
Diversity Issues: None
Date Released to Theaters: 2005

Parents should know that this movie has central characters who abuse alcohol as a way of coping with — actually as a way of not coping with — their problems. They also smoke, use frequent bad language, and behave in an irresponsible manner. The movie includes teen drug use and a sexual relationship between a teenager and a much older man. A strength of the movie is its sympathetic portrayal of a gay character.

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