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Still shot from the movie: Stomp the Yard.

Stomp the Yard

In this dance-by-number plot, an African American youth named DJ (Columbus Short) leaves his troubled life in LA behind after he is given the opportunity to attend an Atlanta university. As expected, new problems arise on campus when two rival fraternities learn of his street-style dance moves, which they both desperately want in order to win a national step show competition. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 11 Jan 2007
Video Release: 14 May 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Stomp the Yard Rated PG-13?


This movie’s primary character certainly moves in a positive direction as he leaves his street life in Los Angeles and becomes a responsible college student desiring to earn a degree. To illustrate the contrast between his two lives, we see a street fight that results in his brother being shot to death (some blood is seen). Pushing and shoving confrontations occur in other scenes and contention grows within a romantic triangle. Sexual content includes suggestive dancing by males and females and a couple of remarks involving condoms including one man who proudly displays his supply. Frequent moderate profanities are included along with a possible obscene finger gesture and some social drinking in a bar atmosphere.

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