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"Oh, to be young once more," wishes Mike O'Donnell (Matthew Perry). Unhappy with his life and missed opportunities, the 37-year-old man is both surprised and delighted when he is given an unexpected chance to be 17 Again (his teenaged self is played by Zac Efron).
Why Is 17 Again Rated PG-13?
17 Again is rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and teen partying.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in 17 Again...
Sexual content in this film will likely be the greatest concern for parents. However some positive messages are extolled after an adult, who is given the opportunity to be 17 again, recognizes and begins to teach about the role of sex and the importance of waiting until you are married. A teen girl decides to leave her boyfriend when he asks for sex. Frequent sexual innuendo and discussions about pregnancy are heard often between teen characters. A man, who has been transformed into a teen boy, makes sexual advances toward his wife (she doesnt recognize him as being her husband). A teen girl makes advances toward a teen boy, not recognizing he is her father. Men engage in a fight using swords and other medieval implements. A teen boy is slapped multiple times. Teens bully a boy and engage in fistfights. Men use a red light to imitate a police officer and drive through traffic. Crude anatomical terms are used, along with derogatory sexual language relating to older women. Infrequent mild profanities and terms of deity are used as expletives. Teen drinking depicted at a house party.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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In the opposite scenario, a young girl wishes she could skip the problems associated with adolescences and finds herself 13 Going On 30. A mother and daughter experience the generation gap from each other’s perspective when they swap bodies in Freaky Friday. Actor Zac Efron will be familiar to teen audiences from his performances in High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3:Senior Year.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of 17 Again...
Release Date: 11 August 2009
17 Again releases on DVD with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English and Spanish. The disc includes both wide and full screen versions of the movie.
But if you really want to relive this film, the 3-Disc Blu-ray edition, which comes with a bonus DVD copy of 17 Again, offers a lot more movie memorabilia, such as:
- Featurettes: Zac Goes Back, Going Back To 17, Way Cool Tell All Trivia Track, Breakin Character Outtakes, Zacs Dance Flashback, Zac Attacks and Tom Lennon & Melora Hardin Unfiltered.
- Interactive Features: BD Live Media Center
- Digital copy of the movie.