The movie illustrates how families can overcome even the most traumatic tragedies, like the loss of a parent. Davey's journey also shows how, with time and emotional support, a teenager can deal with depression and grief.
Positive Role Models & Representations
An older man slaps his teenage niece on the face, a girl nearly passes out from drinking too much, and a man's murder/death (and its impact on his family) is discussed and referenced several times; he's briefly shown bleeding. A father dies in the hospital (off camera) of cancer.
Davey has a romantic connection with a college-aged guy; after weeks of flirting and hiking, they embrace and kiss a few times. Jane asks Davey about how much "experience" she has with boys, and later Jane makes out in the backseat of a car with her crush.
A couple of uses of "ass" (said in jest) and one angry utterance of "a--hole" (said to an adult). An older uncle insults his dead brother-in-law and grieving sister-in-law by calling them a "waste of a life" and "useless."
Brands featured in the movie include Blue Bunny ice cream, Keen sneakers, Volvo, Jeep, Mac, and the board game Monopoly. The charity Heifer International and the books Beloved by Toni Morrison and Stuart Little by E.B. White are also discussed.
Ease of Play
Underage drinking in a few scenes: Davey's friend Jane drinks to excess (mostly vodka) at least three times and vomits twice -- once in public and once at school. A grieving widow takes a lot of pills to calm herself and sleep.