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Two nerdy high school friends (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera), who are about to graduate and go to different colleges, team up with their more dweebish sidekick (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) to pursue the girls of their dreams (Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac and Aviva), elude the local police (Bill Hader and Seth Rogen) and have a series of outlandish adventures as they fight for their right to party. A jaded "American Graffiti" for the new century, director Greg Mottola's film is unremittingly low-minded and vulgar, though in the end the main protagonists' plans of sexual conquest come to naught, in the case of at least one, as the result of a reasonably respectable moral choice. Unceasing rough, crude and crass language; premarital sexual activity; some gross-out humor; much sexual humor and innuendo, much of it coarse; porn imagery; underage drinking; drug use; and a scene with disturbing violence. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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Catherine of Alexandria: According to the <i>Legend of St. Catherine</i>, this young woman converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. At the age of 18, she debated 50 pagan philosophers. Amazed at her wisdom and debating skills, they became Christians—as did about 200 soldiers and members of the emperor’s family. All of them were martyred. 
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