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Sugar & Spice

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Overall: D+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The original script titled “Sugar and Spice and Semi-automatics”, was penned shortly before the Columbine shooting. New Line Cinema took some responsibility in toning the story down. For more information on changes made to the film prior to its release, follow this link for an informative article from Entertainment Weekly: http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6595,96616,00.html

What other options, besides robbing a bank, were open to Jack and Diane? In reality, how could Diane’s crime affect her husband’s future career?

Diane thought that having cash would help solve all their problems. What obstacles would they still face regardless of the amount of money they had?

How effective would Lisa’s alibi be in reality? What consequences would Lisa pay for her lie?

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