Bullying is shown in different forms, from emotionally abusive parents to physically abusive teens -- and the ways the bullies are dealt with aren't always admirable. But the young teen characters show bravery in standing up against impossible odds, working together toward a common goal.
Very scary stuff, with a flat-out terrifying clown. Lots of bullying. Children are in peril: A child's arm is bitten off, and a bully carves up a kid's stomach with a knife. A bully stabs a man with the same knife; lots of blood. A bathroom is covered in blood, and characters spend a scene cleaning it up. A sheep is killed with a bolt gun. Rock throwing, with injuries. Broken arm. Clown stabbed through the face. Bullies shoot guns, taking aim at a cat. Kicking, smashing in head with toilet tank lid. Kids beat the clown with many kinds of blunt objects. A father is abusive psychologically, and acts in a creepily sexual way toward his teen daughter, too.
There are rumors that a teen girl has slept with many guys. Rather clueless attempts at sex-related jokes by 13-year-olds who don't know exactly what they're talking about (but they use terms like "tickling your pickle," "period," "vagina," "birth control pills," "crabs," etc.). Teens go swimming in their underwear; the boys admire the girl.
Very strong language, much of it spoken by 13-year-olds, including "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "bulls--t," "t-ts," "ass," "damn," "d--k," "f--got," "piss," "you suck," "my wang," plus "Jesus" (as an exclamation).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Many empty beer bottles near an adult's (an abusive father's) chair in one scene.