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To Write Love On Her Arms

An addict gets a reminder that she is loved.

Overall A-

Renee's (Kat Dennings) hopes for a fairytale life have been crushed by the realities of abuse, depression and addictions. Based on a true story, her fight to come clean includes real courage, true friends and a chance to help others struggling with similar problems.

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

Why is To Write Love On Her Arms rated PG-13? The MPAA rated To Write Love On Her Arms PG-13 for mature thematic content involving addiction and disturbing behavior throughout, and for brief language .

Run Time: 102 minutes

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Why is To Write Love On Her Arms rated PG-13? To Write Love On Her Arms is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic content involving addiction and disturbing behavior throughout, and for brief language .

Violence: Date rape involving drugs is implied. An older man sexually assaults a younger woman who is high and indebted to him. (He takes her into a bedroom and closes the door. Muffled sounds of her protesting are heard). A girl runs away from a man who is chasing her. A baseball bat is used to deter crime, for protection and to commit vengeful vandalism (a truck is smashed up). A building owner constantly tries to remove illegal graffiti. Self-cutting, with scars and blood effects, is frequently portrayed. A fantasy sequence depicts a young girl being hit by a truck. The death of a loved one causes emotional distress. Various e-mails express feelings of desperation, despair and suicide.

Sexual Content: Teens dance sensually at a party. Embracing, kissing and brief fondling are shown. A male character lies on a female in a fantasy scene and during an implied rape. Another sexual assault is implied between an older man and a vulnerable, younger woman. Drawings of naked women hang on a girl's bedroom wall. A girl wears revealing clothing. Vomiting is depicted several times.

Language: The script includes frequent scatological slang, as well as some moderate and mild profanities. A crude finger gesture is shown. Part of a sexual expletive is shown that has been cut into a girl's arm. A few slang sexual terms are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Frequent portrayals of drug preparation and use are shown, along with discussions of illegal substance use. Alcohol abuse is depicted and discussed. Several characters are depicted as being high. The painful process of withdrawal is shown with fever, chills and vomiting. Characters smoke frequently and tobacco is used as a substitute for more harmful addictions. A character is given prescription medication for bi-polar depression. Portrayed consequences of taking drugs include addiction, overdose that nearly causes death and being sent to jail. Addiction, recovery and relapse are discussed and shown.

Other: Religion is mentioned and religious symbols are shown -- usually in a negative context by those involved in addictions and in positive terms by those who are clean or helping others with recovery.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 14A Substance Abuse
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "To Write Love On Her Arms"

Cast and Crew

To Write Love On Her Arms is directed by Nathan Frankowski and stars Kat Dennings, 
Chad Michael Murray, Rupert Friend, Corbin Bleu.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of To Write Love On Her Arms movie is March 3, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: To Write Love On Her Arms
Release Date: 3 March 2015
Note: A portion of net proceeds will be donated to the To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit Organization.
To Write Love On Her Arms releases to home video (DVD & Digital HD) with the following bonus features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Making of the Movie: From Story to Screen - Filmmakers and cast discuss their experiences making the film, the friendships that were formed on set, and the work that went into adapting Renee Yohe’s story for the screen.
- First Look: Renee Yohe’s Story - The filmmakers and cast discuss the story behind To Write Love on Her Arms.
- Music in the Movie: Amplifying the Story - Discover how the filmmakers incorporated the music into the movie and how the imaginative music sequences were filmed.
- Character Profiles
- On-Set Video Blogs - Featuring interviews with Jamie Tworkowski, Renee Yohe and artists Rachael Yamagata and Travie McCoy

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