Talk to your kids about…
How does Jesse’s father’s reputation affect the way others in the community view this young man? What does Jesse do to maintain their appraisal of him as a bad boy? Do people often live up (or down) to the expectations of others? What responsibility do teachers, parents and other adults have in helping young people rise above their present circumstances?
How do you feel about social rituals such as prom? Are they an important part of the high school experience or are they events that cause unnecessary drama or angst for students?
While this movie portrays stereotypical high school students, what twists does the plot include?