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Still shot from the movie: Orange County.

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. »


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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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.

Why does writing become such a passion for Shaun? Do you think it helps him deal with his life circumstances? How can keeping a journal help a person find out about himself/herself?

If you were to write a book about your life thus far, what would it be titled? Who would be the main characters in your story? How do they compare with the characters in Orange County?

Shaun believes that money does not equal happiness. What examples of that did you see in this film? How do you feel about money? How much do you need to be satisfied?

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