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Mean Creek

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Source: Catholic News Service

Involving drama set in rural Oregon about a group of teenage friends (including Rory Culkin and Scott Mechlowicz), whose plot to teach a schoolyard bully (Josh Beck) a lesson while boating down a river ends in tragedy when their prank springs unintended leaks. Director Jacob Aaron Estes elicits strong performances from his young cast, crafting a modest but engaging morality tale about revenge and remorse. A disturbing boating accident, fleeting rear nudity, underage drinking while driving and smoking marijuana, as well as some rough language and lewd humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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