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Tadpole | 2002 | PG-13 | - 4.0.5

A 15-year-old boy (Aaron Stanford) comes home for a weekend from his private high school hoping that he'll finally work up the courage to tell his stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) that he's in love with her -- he apparently finds girls his own age insipid and longs for women of a certain age. However, before he's able to confess, he ends up sleeping with his stepmother's best friend (Bebe Neuwirth). Also with John Ritter, Robert Iler and Adam LeFevre. [1:15]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A young man kisses an older woman and we see them sleeping in bed together later, suggesting that they had sex. A young man takes off his shirt (we see his bare back and chest) and an older woman gives him a massage. An older woman kisses a young man, a young man caresses an older woman's hair and they kiss. A young man reacts when an older woman apparently puts her foot in his crotch. A young man shaving in the bathroom is bare-chested with a towel wrapped around his waist and an older woman opens the door and looks at him briefly. There are several discussions about older women having sex with younger men and being attracted to younger men. Women wear outfits that reveal cleavage, bare backs and shoulders in a few scenes. There are a few references to a young woman being attracted to a young man. Two young men talk about being in love. A young man admires a woman as she enters a room. A woman accuses another woman of pulling down her tube top, while in a crowd, when she was young. A man talks to a young man about a woman, and what he says could be misconstrued as references to sex. Literary, as well as obscure quips about seduction, conquests, crushes, etc. appear from time to time on the screen. A man speaking in French admits that he has a crush on a woman. A young man daydreams about spending a day with a woman; they hold hands and hug and look at each other longingly.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 0 - A young man is hit in the head with a tennis ball and we see a bruise on his forehead later on.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word, 4 sexual references, 1 scatological term, 1 anatomical term, 8 mild obscenities, 7 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Incest, love, passion, life experience, high expectations, wit, intellect, fetishes, Native Americans and the loss of their lands, Voltaire, truth.

MESSAGE - Love and passion are very confusing no matter how old you are.

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