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Still shot from the movie: How to Deal.

How to Deal

Mandy Moore plays Halley, a young woman convinced that love is a nefarious unreachable goal. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: D
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 18 Jul 2003
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Halley’s relationship with her father diminishes as the movie progresses. Do you think one of the reasons she becomes closer to Macon is because she is looking for a 0x201Cfather figure?0x201D What other things are happening in her life that may leave her feeling unnoticed or unimportant in the eyes of her family members?

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