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I Love You, Beth Cooper

Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust) has been harboring a secret crush on Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere). But when the nerdy guy decides to go public with his feelings for the popular girl by announcing his love during his valedictorian speech at their high school graduation ceremony, he is completely surprised by her almost positive reaction. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 10 Jul 2009
Video Release: 03 Nov 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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This film depicts teens drinking and driving, and consuming alcohol at a house party. One character uses a mug fashioned to look like a bare female chest. Young adults are also portrayed as being high on illegal drugs. There is some discussion about date rape drug use as well. A character threatens, chokes and punches a teen. He also destroys personal and public property. A boy is pushed from the roof of a house and later hit by a car. Characters are whipped in the groin and face with wet towels. One young adult falls down a flight of stairs. Characters are hit with objects. Teens drive recklessly. Sexual innuendo, portrayals and discussions include crude comments about body parts, sexual activities, alternative lifestyles and partial female nudity. A married couple makes out in a car and uses a vibrating phone for stimulation. A father encourages his son to have sex and provides contraceptive devices. A girl blows up a condom like a balloon. A male teacher makes advances on a female teen. A girl offers to kiss an employee if he will sell liquor to underage drinkers. (The kiss takes place off screen.) A teen engages in sexual activity with two females (no on-screen actions are seen). A character steps in cow manure. Another character sticks female hygiene products up his nose. Frequent profanities, terms of Deity and one use of an extreme sexual expletive are also used.

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