The film was made in Ohio and features an all relatively unknown female cast. Actress Kelli Culbertson provided the voice for raven in the promotional materials. The film perpetuates a strong feminist message.
A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this movie. Positive Messages You can turn your life around if you can find something you love doing and are willing to work hard at it.
Success doesn't happen overnight, and you have to put in a lot of practice and hard work to get something right. She learns the value in sticking with something, even when it's hard. She becomes able to stand up to her father and to open herself up to loving and being loved.
Her father wants his kids to do well but is incapable of taking action to help make that happen, possibly because he carries a lot of his own guilt. Love interest Adrian isn't quite sure what he wants out of life, but he supports Diana as she breaks into a male-dominated world.
Trainer Hector helps Diana in many ways, pushing her to do better, giving sound advice, and being a steady presence in her life. Violence There's a lot of boxing, of course, and although a lot of the language used to talk about it is aggressive, there's no blood or gore in the boxing scenes themselves.
Minor injuries such as a black eye are shown. Outside the ring, Diana gets into a fight at school that shows hits and slaps. Another fight outside the ring shows punching, kicking someone who's down, and choking.
Rape and getting killed are mentioned in a conversation about life in the projects. Sex Diana and Adrian kiss a few times.
They spend the night in the same bed together and start making out. Diana is clothed and Adrian's bare torso is shown.
Adrian decides to stop, and they fall asleep cuddling. Language "F--k" and variations are used frequently. Other strong language used a few times each: "a--hole," "p--y," bitch," "prick," "bulls--t," "piss," "crap," "ho," and "d--k.
Consumerism Seen in the background, but not used by any characters, are Goya, Fritos, and Cheetos. A minor character puts Brooklyn Brewery beer in the fridge at a party.
Adults are frequently depicted holding beer bottles and hold plastic cups at a party, and Diana talks to a minor character while he puts beer in the fridge. A minor character has a cigarette tucked behind his ear. There's a lot of strong language, especially "f--k" and "s--t," but kids who can handle the language will be rewarded with a lot of food for thought from this character study that doesn't wrap everything in a bow at the end.
Diana, who's 18, isn't perfect but will inspire kids to keep practicing and work hard to achieve their goals.
Outside the boxing ring there are a couple of fight scenes, but none shows blood or gore. Diana and Adrian kiss a few times and lie in bed together with clothes on.
Adults are frequently seen with bottles of beer, but none of the teen characters drinks. Stay up to date on new reviews.
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