The main characters had potential, I thought, for a sweet romance. In fact, the buddy of Nick, gave him this big speech about how all girls wanted was to hold hands. How physical stuff didn't matter if you just made them feel important. Great message, I thought. Well, apparently the writers just put that in for ... why did they put that in if they were going to turn around and proceed to have these two teenagers (who had just met that night mind you) get it on. And it wasn't just implied. They let us listen. I was so embarrassed I plugged my ears. Believe me when I say, I'm being kind. There was so much more and this movie was rated PG 13.
Am I being naive here? Have I been out of the world so long that this has become the norm? Seriously? This is what our teenagers are watching? Is there any hope for the future morality of the world with these kinds of examples being glorified on the big screen? Believe me, I know all entertainment offered isn't a ray of sunshine. But when something is rated PG 13, I at least expect to see something I would feel comfortable letting a 13 year old watch--this did not even come close to that definition.
I would like to make the argument for teenagers everywhere that they don't want to watch garbage any more than we do. They like to leave a movie feeling good and uplifted, just as much as we do. They deserve good examples that reaffirm the good choices they are making in their own lives. Examples that help them know that they are not alone in their desires to want to be good.