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(2011) (Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Action: A Pennsylvania teen goes on the run after learning his parents are really CIA operatives assigned to protect him from his real father's enemies.
Nathan (TAYLOR LAUTNER) is a Pennsylvania teenager who parties too hard; gets into frequent arguments with his mom and dad, Mara and Kevin (MARIA BELLO and JASON ISAACS, respectively); and has a long-time crush on Karen (LILY COLLINS), the pretty girl who lives across the street from him who has a verbally abusive boyfriend named Billy (ALLEN WILLIAMSON). He also has recurring nightmares and thoughts of a woman murdered in front of his eyes when he was just a young child. He shares these memories with his therapist, Dr. Bennett (SIGOURNEY WEAVER), who tells him they are nothing to worry about.

Nathan's life is thrown into turmoil after he spots what he thinks is a photo of himself as a child on a missing persons website. He clicks on a feature that allows the software to approximate what that child would look like today and is shocked to find that it's a picture of his face. He confronts Mara, and she confesses that she and Kevin are not his biological parents.

Not long after, armed gunmen storm the house and kill both adults. Nathan learns that Kevin and Mara were really CIA operatives assigned to protect him from his real father's enemies. Even Dr. Bennett is a CIA plant. Not knowing who to trust, he goes on the run with Karen staying in contact only with his school friend, Gilly (DENZEL WHITAKER). A determined CIA operative named Burton (ALFRED MOLINA) and a vicious international assassin named Nicola Koslow (MICHAEL NYQVIST) are hot on Nathan's trail, though, and the boy is unaware that his cell phone contains an encrypted file that could incriminate both men.

Teens will definitely have interest on account of Taylor Lautner's following from the "Twilight" movies.
For sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

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