Zac Efron’s movie 17 Again hit theatres yesterday. While I am sure tons of young High School Musical fans want to see this movie so that they can swoon over Zac, this movie isn’t appropriate for all ages. To start with, it is rated PG-13. I usually disgree with movie ratings and often feel PG-13 movies should be R and PG movies should be at least PG-13. So, on that basis alone my 13 yr old would not be allowed to see 17 Again.
Why was it rated PG-13? There is an underlying theme of pre-marital sex and teen pregnancy as well as teen partying and beer. It is also rated PG-13 for language. Even with these hints we don’t know for sure what this movie is actually like. My suggestion would be, especially for kids 13 and under, either the parents see it first and then let the kids see it at a later date or just wait until it comes out on DVD and then you can preview it at home before the kids see it.