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Overall C

Twenty-three-year-old police officer Tracy Stokes (Nick Cannon) gets a career opportunity to investigate a murder by going undercover as a student at a private high school. But the LAPD (and the movie) may need more than Stokes' caustic wit and schmoozing skills to capture viewers.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking.

Talk to your kids about…


A scene in this movie depicts a house party with dozens of teens holding plain colored plastic cups. What do you think they are drinking? Do you think the creators of this teen movie carefully considered this decision? How would clear glasses have created a different conclusion?

Both Nick Cannon and Shawn Ashmore are in their mid-twenties, yet they are playing high school students. Why do older people portray most teenagers in movies? Do you think they look like 17-year-olds?

The character of Tracy Stokes is a high school dropout, who later passed his GED. If you are making career decisions, check this page for some incentives to continue your education: http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-3/value.htm. And if you are yearning to be an LAPD officer, here’s the official recruitment page: http://www.joinlapd.com.