The Upside of Anger
Posted on March 11, 2005 at 7:55 pmB+
|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|
|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.