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Still shot from the movie: John Tucker Must Die.

John Tucker Must Die

When three high school princesses -- Heather (Ashanti), Beth (Sophia Bush) and Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) -- discover they are all dating the same prince, they decide to get revenge upon John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) by setting him up with a heartbreaker named Kate (Brittany Snow). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 27 Jul 2006
Video Release: 14 Nov 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is John Tucker Must Die Rated PG-13?


Although the title implies far more serious intentions, the plot of this PG-13 teen movie never includes a murder attempt. However parents should still give consideration to the film’s themes and subject matter considering all the major characters are supposed to be teens. Sexual discussions ensue between girls who are having sex with the same boy and one girl implies that sex is a necessary activity within a relationship. While “training” another girl how to kiss, two females share a practice kiss, and another young boy voices his approval of this activity. Other sexual issues include a teen boy shown wearing a pair of women’s thong underwear and a teen girl is seen in a bra and panties. Profanities are sporadic, and include mild to moderate profanities, scatological terms, and the near use of a sexual expletive on two occasions. Violence is limited to various girls physically shoving each other and slapping a boy, as well as revenge seeking. A group of boys have a flatulence contest in a locker room.

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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