Picture from 17 Again
Overall B

"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).

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use C-

Talk to your kids about…

17 Again

A teacher in this movie says, “Asking high school seniors to be abstinent is like asking a porcupine to poop goat cheese.” Do you agree with this statement? Do you think adults’ attitudes toward teen sexuality affect their decisions to engage in sexual behavior? How have adult attitudes about teen sexuality changed in the past few decades?

In the movie, Mike has to become a teenager again before he is able to talk to his kids about sex. Is it possible for parents to have frank discussions with their children despite their age differences? Why are movie depictions of these kinds of conversations so rare?