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Orange County

Shawn Brumder's (Colin Hanks) hopes for college are squelched when the school guidance counselor sends the wrong transcripts. His dysfunctional and addiction-hampered family members struggle to rally behind him in this film laden with drug, sexuality and language concerns. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D-
Theater Release: 10 Jan 2002
Video Release: 17 Jun 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Overall: C- Shawn Brumder’s hopes for college are squelched when the school guidance counselor sends the wrong transcripts. His dysfunctional and addiction-hampered family members struggle to rally behind him in this film laden with drug, sexuality and language concerns.

Violence: C Characters attempt to blow something up with ammunition. Characters are hit in head, with some portrayals including limited blood. Character discusses and attempts suicide. Upset character is kicked in groin. Drugged-out character causes property damage and attempts to avoid the law.

Sexual Content: D+ Scenes of passionate, full-body kissing including homosexual and lesbian encounters between teen and adult couples. Several scenes allude to sexual activities between married and unmarried couples. Characters shown in swimsuits, midriff-baring shirts, underwear and low riding pant.  Numerous conversations include frank sexual banter. Dog climbs on woman’s leg, and makes sexual movements.

Language: D Includes 1 spoken and 1 partially-spoken extreme profanity, at least 8 crude sexual terms, 1 crude hand gesture, 15 moderate profanities, 9 mild profanities and 13 terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: D- Characters include: a drug addict who also sells stolen drugs, an alcoholic parent, an aging person and child both using prescription drugs. Character drives erratically while under the influence of drugs.  Numerous scenes show characters high from drug use, in a drunken state, or drinking with occasional smoking. Miscellaneous Concerns:  Characters participate in extreme sports (resulting in a death) and reckless activities including speeding. Humor derived from a character that throws up from hangover, and a character’s repeated tries to solicit drug-free urine samples. Adults portrayed as dimwitted and dysfunctional.

 

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