Many Teen Issus for Parents to Discuss with Them It is very hard to pigeonhole this movie. In it there is lots of smoking, use of drugs, teen sex, and nudity, including fully shown bodies. At the same time it is an entertaining and even suspenseful move, and there are so many good issues to discuss with teens that it excels in that area for traditional values parents.
Kati and her family are shown praying three times, and from the pictures in the home one would conclude that she is Catholic. One issue for families to discuss with their teens is Steffi's anger at her father's infidelity, and especially her vengeance toward the woman's family. Kati begins to question her friendship with Steffi when she is willing to take her anger out on the woman's innocent daughter, Tessa. Parents might wish to discuss if that is at all fair. Another interesting quality to discuss is the fact that things don't always go as planned; in this case, what Steffi thought would be just a mean prank turned into a life and death situation. Parents might also wish to discuss Steffi's attempted suicide and how she might have been able to better handle the feelings that made her think it was an option. A few other issues include using someone's boyfriend, especially sexually, in anger against that person. Dating older guys is another issue parents can discuss and talk about how the girls were put into situations beyond their maturity.
There is a lot in this movie that traditional values families would object to, but there are so many issues to discuss with their kids I think the movie is well worth showing to mid to older teens if parents are willing to discuss the movie with them.
Big Girl's Don't Cry A German film (Grosse Madchen Weinen Nicht) made in 2002, with English subtitles, Big Girls Don't Cry is one of the best films ever made concerned with the topic of growing up through one's teens. The strapline 'A provocative new film about what we go through to find out who we are' sums it all up. The story line is entirely believable and acting superb, and you'll probably find yourself watching the movie several times. Highly recommended.Big Girls Don't Cry This movie is outstanding! I was not expecting such an interesting, well acted, well directed and totally riveting story. It's about 2 friends, Kati and Steffi, whose lives spiral out of control after they discover that Steffi's father is having an affair. Steffi's scheme to avenge her mother and herself have devastating results. This movie is definitely a "must see"! You will not be disappointed.