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(2019) (Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin) (PG-13)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

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

Drama: A virginal college freshman finds herself falling for a too-cool-for-school, bad-boy classmate.
Tessa Young (JOSEPHINE LANGFORD) is entering her freshman year at the University of Atlanta where she's dropped off by her mom, Carol (SELMA BLAIR), and boyfriend, Noah (DYLAN ARNOLD), who's still in high school. Carol is worried that Tessa's roommate, Steph (KHADIJHA RED THUNDER), is going to be a bad influence on her, but Tessa reassures her that all will be okay. And that seems true after finding bad boy Hardin Scott (HERO FIENNES TIFFIN) nonchalantly hanging out in her room when she returns from the shower, and then later at a party where she declines to play truth or dare with him.

Her distaste for him increases when they debate "Pride and Prejudice" in their English lit class, but he proposes that they start anew and takes her off to his favorite place, a picturesque lake deep in the woods. Agreeing to swim in that with him, romantic sparks fly, and while that doesn't go too far, the hook has already been set in her heart.

None of which sits well with another classmate, Molly Samuels (INANNA SARKIS), who may or may not have some sort of relationship with Hardin, while Tessa's fellow freshman and new friend Landon (SHANE PAUL MCGHIE) says that things are complicated with Hardin who's set to become his stepbrother, what with his mom about to marry Hardin's dad, Ken Scott (PETER GALLAGHER), who just so happens to be the school's chancellor.

As their relationship progresses and her mom gives her an ultimatum about calling that off, Tessa finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with Hardin, unaware of a secret he's been harboring and that's surely going to be exposed at some point.

Tween and young teenage girls might be drawn to the love story.
For sexual content and some college partying.

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