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House at the End of the Street | 2012 | PG-13 | - 3.6.4

When a woman and her 17-year-old daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence, respectively) move into a new home in order to try to reconnect with each other, they realize that the house next door is where a husband and wife were murdered by their daughter. Also with Max Thieriot, Nolan Funk and Gil Bellows. Directed by Mark Tonderai. [1:41]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A young man and a young woman kiss passionately with him seated on a sofa and she straddles him. A man and a woman kiss while in a car and the man tries to convince the woman to have sex with him right there (they are interrupted). A young man and a young woman kiss, and then walk holding hands. A young man sits on a bed next to a young woman and says, "You're pretty"; she says, "You're wasted," he makes a sexual remark and pushes her back on the bed, she pushes him away and leaves the room. A young woman touches a young man's hand tenderly.
 A woman wears low-cut tops that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders in several scenes. A young woman wears low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears a low-cut nightgown that reveals cleavage, bare shoulders, chest and legs. A young man wears swim trunks while swimming and we see his bare chest and back. A young woman wears a top that falls off her shoulder.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - We see a teen girl walking down a hallway at night and she knocks over a floor lamp (she seems agitated) and when her mother comes to attend to her the girl raises a knife over her back and stabs her in the head or face (we hear crunching and the woman moans); the girl then charges into the bedroom where her father lies and stabs him (we hear crunching and see feathers stained with blood falling from under the bed).
 A young man squeezes a young woman so tightly that he breaks her neck (we see her fall limp in his arms).
 A young man pushes a police officer down a flight of stairs, approaches the officer while holding a knife and stabs him in the stomach (we hear a crunch and see a bloody wound). A young man stabs a woman in the stomach and throws her down a flight of stairs. A young woman shoots a young man three times (we see bloody bullet wounds on his abdomen).
 A young woman shoots a gun at a young man several times (she misses). A young woman attacks a young man when he opens a door to her room; she hits him and bites him until he injects her with something that helps her relax. A young man slams a young woman's head against a doorframe and she falls to the floor unconscious (we see her later strapped into a chair). A wounded (seemingly dead) young man grabs a young woman who comes near him and a woman hits him in the head with a hammer (he falls unconscious). A young woman attacks another young woman and tries to yell (she has a strap across her mouth) until a young man grabs her and injects her with a sedative.
 Three young men break the windows and lights of another young man's car using a baseball bat; the young man confronts them and they all punch and kick him repeatedly (we see blood on his face), and he grabs one of the young men by the leg and snaps his ankle (we hear the crack and he screams) and then runs away.
 A young woman runs from a house, through woods and toward another house with a young man chasing her; he grabs her and holds her mouth. A young woman with a knife charges toward a car where a man and a woman are kissing, the woman screams and a young man grabs the young woman and holds her mouth to keep her from screaming. A young man chloroforms a young woman and puts her into the trunk of a car. A woman slaps a young boy hard across the face.
 A young woman uses a lamp to burn the restraint off her wrist; we hear the sizzling of her skin and she winces in pain as she burns herself in the process.
 An unconscious young woman is placed in the trunk of a car next to a dead young woman. A dead body is placed on the trunk of a car and then disposed of in a marshy area.
 A young woman walks on a dark street at night, a car drives past her and slows down, the driver backs up and asks her if she wants a ride and she accepts. A young woman walks though dark woods alone and is frightened when she sees clothing on the ground and hears noises and birds flutter. A young woman hears a noise at her door, she opens the door and looks outside and she is startled when another young woman sneaks up behind her (she's a friend).
 A young man throws a lighted roll of toilet paper into a young man's house and it sets the curtains on fire (they are extinguished). A woman lights and extinguishes a lighter repeatedly in several scenes. We see a little girl fall back off a swing several times in several scenes.
 A young man yells at a young woman and pushes her out his front door telling her that she has to leave. A woman says, "We should burn that house to the ground." A young woman refers to a house as "Mr. And Mrs. Dead People's" house. People talk about a young woman living in the woods after she killed her parents. A young man and a young woman talk about the death of his parents (they were murdered). A young man talks about his sister having had an accident that caused brain damage when she was young. A young woman mocks her mother and says, "We dropped 'shrooms and had unprotected sex." A woman tells a young man and a young woman that they are not allowed to be alone together.
 A young woman is shown passed out on a bed; she then wakes up and goes to the bathroom where we hear her vomit (we do not see any vomit).


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LANGUAGE 4 - 3 sexual references, 1 scatological term, 4 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (jerks, wasted [sexual reference deleted], freak, retard, animal), 5 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman smokes a drug from a foil packet and falls back onto a bed and we see her husband in a drug-induced state in a chair nearby. Men and woman drink beer and wine at a dinner, a woman drinks a bottle of wine and seems inebriated, a young woman (she's under age) is shown passed out on a bed after drinking too much, and a young woman says, "I'm not much of a drinker" referring to having been drunk the night before.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, urban legends, mental illness, separation, divorce, trust, famine relief, volunteering, community service, guilt, parenting, paranoia, demons, lying

MESSAGE - Everything has a secret.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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