The Edge of Seventeen

She learns the truth at seventeen

Overall B-

Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) is going through a tough time. She lost her father (Eric Keenleyside), endured her neglectful mother (Kyra Sedgwick) and lived in the shadow of her older sibling (Blake Jenner). But when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) decided she prefers her handsome brother too, Nadine feels like she has no one to turn to – except maybe her sarcastic English teacher, Mr. Burner (Woody Harrelson).

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

Why is The Edge of Seventeen rated R? The MPAA rated The Edge of Seventeen R for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens.

Run Time: 104 minutes

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Why is The Edge of Seventeen rated R? The Edge of Seventeen is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens.

Violence: Schoolyard bullying is depicted, and a young girl carrying her lunch is knocked to the ground by a group of boys. Frequent verbal altercations within families are included. A father and daughter are involved in a car accident when the driver suddenly has a medical emergency—the accident itself doesn’t cause injury.

Sexual Content: A teen boy and girl are briefly seen in bed, he is seen topless and she is briefly seen wearing a bra. Sexual activity is strongly implied. This teen girl then regularly sleeps over at the teen boy’s home with the mother’s knowledge. A teen girl sends a very explicit text to a teen boy offering him sexual favors, he responds by accepting her offer. In a later scene the pair are in a parked car and he begins to fondle her breasts and move on top of her with the expectation of sex—she pushes him off and a heated conversation follows before she leaves the car. Some other scenes include explicit discussions of sex between teens. A boy shows art he has drawn where the hands of the character has penises instead of fingers.

Profanity: Profanity is used throughout, including the sexual expletive about 12 times. Other language issues include crude and/or correct terms for sexual anatomy, scatological expletives and uses of Christian deity as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: While a parent is absent, two teens consume a bottle of alcohol between them; later one is seen throwing up in a toilet while the other makes the choice to engage in sexual behavior. Teens are also depicted drinking alcohol at a party.

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The Edge of Seventeen
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Quebec 16+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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The Edge of Seventeen is directed by Kelly Fremon and stars Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson.

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Other teens navigate difficult circumstances in The Mighty and The Way Way Back. Hailee Steinfeld also appears in the movies Romeo & Juliet (2013), Ender’s Game and True Grit.

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