• Language/Profanity:  None.
  • Smoking/Drinking/Drugs:  A beverage is described as an umbrella drink.
  • Sex/Nudity:  Kissing.
  • Violence:  A student is kicked in the face by a cheerleader; a woman on an airplane bangs her head on an overhead compartment; a woman falls into an ant hill and is bitten multiple times; destruction of plates, glassware, a vase; two people fall from a tree; punch is poured over someone's head.
  • Religion/Morals/Lessons:  Story shows how high school reputations can follow us, but also be overcome; a successful professional says she learned to believe in herself and encourages others to do the same; a crack that a woman is "Satan's spawn"; Marni's father has studied the mind/body connection; everyone is said to deserve a second chance; a fertility dance is performed; a joke about a suicide hotline; high-energy dance routines might be seen as sexually suggestive; Marni' brother refers to her "evil plan"; regrets expressed about past behavior, including failed marriages; a woman says making mistakes is "part of what we do," and that it's "how we go about fixing them that matters"; it is said that only the strong survive and that the meek shall not inherit the earth.  

**This review first published on September 27, 2010