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My Best Worst Adventure | 2021 | NR | – 2.5.2

content-ratingsWhy is “My Best Worst Adventure” rated NR? The MPAA has not rated this film. The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a kiss between teens and a couple of hugs, several bullying scenes with shoving and punching, a fight scene between a teen girl and teen boys with some bloody wounds shown, a few scenes of a father caning his teenage son, an injured buffalo with bloody wounds shown, discussion of the death of a parent, and some name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When a teenage girl (Lily Patra) is sent to a remote village in Thailand to spend the summer with her grandmother, she learns the depth of the sacrifices made by her parents to give her a good life. Also with Pan Rugtawatr, Eoin O’Brien, Geoffrey Giuliano, Chinnapat Kitichaivaranggoon and Jim S. Meesri. Directed by Joel Soisson. Most dialogue is spoken in Thai with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:25]

My Best Worst Adventure SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A teen boy and a teen girl press their foreheads together, a buffalo nose-butts the boy in the back and the teens kiss and hug. A teen boy and a teen girl hug. A teen boy wakes up in the woods and sees a teen girl sleeping next to him and he smiles. A married man says to a woman, “Hey beautiful.”
 A woman bathes her granddaughter and combs her hair; we see the teen with a cloth wrapped around her (cleavage and bare shoulders are seen). A teen boy lifts a teen girl’s skirt (we see her bare leg) and she seems alarmed (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A shirtless boy lies on the back of a buffalo in water while the boy fishes (we see the boy’s bare chest, abdomen and back). A teen girl wears a low-cut T-shirt that reveals cleavage in a few scenes. A teen girl wears a tank top and a pair of shorts that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders, bra straps and bare legs to the upper thighs. A teen girl wears an off-the-shoulder dress that reveals cleavage and her bare shoulder and back.

My Best Worst Adventure VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 – A man uses a cane to beat his teen son in a few scenes while yelling at the boy and we see scars on the boy’s back. Four teenage boys surround another teen boy and shove him to the ground, they kick and yell at him after he shoves one of them and tries to run away, and when a teen girl arrives they tease her by taking her drawing journal and tossing it back and forth between them; the girl punches one of the boys in the face (we see his bloody nose and mouth), she straddles him on the ground and punches him in the face a few more times as the other boys watch her, they grab her and she shoves them and kicks them and then runs away and they chase her with sticks. Three men arrive at a man’s house and tell him that they are there to collect on his debt; one man punches him in the stomach and we see him later with blood and bruises on his shoulders. A teen boy throws firecrackers onto a path where buffaloes are racing and the sound scares one buffalo that charges off the path and through a barbwire fence; it runs away and we see it wrapped with wire and with bloody cuts on its back and face and people gather around it crying (it recovers).
 A man locks his teenage son in a cage to keep him from interfering when the boy’s buffalo is taken away to a meat processing plant. A husband yells at his wife and son after finding out that the boy was not at school and that he was stealing. A teacher makes a boy holds a wall clock over his head in front of the class when he arrives late; a teen girl standing next to him hits the clock out of his hands and it shatters on the floor before the two teens run out of the building. After getting lost in woods a teen girl imagines hearing noises in the trees, and trees turning into monsters that move toward her; she runs and her backpack gets snagged on a tree branch, she leaves it behind and continues to run, she falls into water and climbs up onto a ledge where she is startled by several tall statues standing around her; a teen boy finds her and returns her backpack and a journal. A teen girl has a nightmare about playing with her mother and seeing a tree monster wrap vines around the woman’s neck and pull her into the darkness (her mother died). A teen girl draws a picture of a tree monster with long, pointed claws and a giant head. A teen girl runs away from her grandmother’s house and hitchhikes on a road where she is picked up by a man that takes her to the police station; she is retrieved by her family unharmed. Two men fight in a ring at a festival with other people watching and cheering (one man is punched and falls back, though we do not see injuries). A teen girl storms onto an estate and throws a note that reads, “Monster,” to a man, as a bodyguard grabs the girl and takes her away.
 A teen boy steals money from a woman’s purse and runs away from other teen boys that chase him; he jumps on the back of a buffalo and rides away. A teen boy and a teen girl find a straw structure that resembles a tree monster the girl saw in a dream; they set it on fire and it falls apart in flames. A teen girl chases a bus to retrieve something she left on it; the bus then reverses nearly running into a woman standing on the road. A woman flags down a truck passing on a dirt road and she and a teen girl ride on the back of the truck. A woman is shown sitting under a house throughout the movie. A woman kicks a man in the crotch to get a basketball away from him. A man throws a basketball and hits a woman in the head (she falls backward and we see no injuries). Teenage boys and young men race on buffaloes in a few scenes and we see them falling off the backs of the animals into mud without injuries; one scene shows a race with people betting on the outcome. A teen boy and a teen girl ride on a buffalo through muddy water and the girl falls off and into the water unharmed.
 A man confronts his teen daughter about her not talking and tells her that he is sending her away for the summer; she protests by writing “NO” on a framed photo on a wall and then tips over a table breaking glasses on the floor. After arriving late to school a teen boy tells the teacher to “Give him the cane, he likes it,” the teacher tells the boy to stand outside and the child runs away from school. A man reprimands his wife and his son for not posing for a photograph. A woman tells her teen granddaughter that the child’s mother was too sick to go through with her pregnancy but she insisted and that her mother died shortly after the child was born. A woman tells a school official that her granddaughter was “severely punished for disrespecting her teacher.” A wife confronts her husband about his debt and not having a job.
 A teen girl writes in a journal, “I’ve been abducted by aliens.” A teen girl does not speak throughout the movie. A teen boy does not speak throughout the movie. A teen boy tells a teen girl, “They say you don’t talk. It’s OK, I like girls that don’t talk.” A woman tells her granddaughter that they will pray for the girl to meet her mother in the next life.
 A teen boy lifts a teen girl’s skirt to reveal a large leach on her leg (we see a bit of blood and hear a squish when the boy removes the creature and throws it away). A woman tries to feed a teenage girl a bug (she turns away and makes a face), and then the woman eats it. A teen girl writes, “I think I have worms. At least I won’t get fat.” People sleep with bug nets around them and a teen girl swats bugs on her face in a few scenes. Lizards crawl on a bug net where people are sleeping. A teen boy throws a wad of paper at a teen girl in class. A teen boy cooks some leaves and smears a paste onto a teen girl’s arms and face; she smears some on him too. A buffalo urinates and we hear the stream for an extended time.

My Best Worst Adventure LANGUAGE 2

 – 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (insane, fat, crazy, common thief, beggars, suspicious, alien commander, foolish, little freak), exclamations (hey, screw it up), 2 religious exclamations (God gave you a voice, a reference to Buddha). | profanity glossary |

My Best Worst Adventure SUBSTANCE USE

 – Two men drink an unidentified beverage, and a man is shown sleeping and surrounded by empty beer and liquor bottles.

My Best Worst Adventure DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Death of a parent, family, sacrifice, love and support of family members, obedience, trust, bullying, disrespect, poverty.

My Best Worst Adventure MESSAGE

 – Friendship and the love of family can help one get through traumatic times.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

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.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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