Five Feet Apart is a film sure to be popular with the teen crowd, especially with Cole Sprouse as one of the lead actors. But is Five Feet Apart kid friendly and appropriate for teens, even with a PG-13 rating? Let’s talk about the profanity, sexual content, and violence in this Five Feet Apart movie review.
Is Five Feet Apart Kid Friendly?
When I use the phrase “kid friendly,” it also means is it appropriate for kids, tweens, teens, families, etc. My 14-year-daughter is contributing to this review. She had wanted to see this movie since it came out – because Cole Sprouse. And teen girls dig a good romance. Other friends had seen it, and said it wasn’t bad. So we went off of their assessments.
Here’s how Five Feet Apart stacked up in the profanity, sexual content, and violence arenas.
Profanity in Five Feet Apart
There is often use of sh– in this movie, at least 10 uses. There are at least 2 uses of he–, 3 damns, 2 a–, 1 b–ch, and at least 2 uses of the f-word. Someone also gives someone else the middle finger.
Sexual Content in Five Feet Apart
In Five Feet Apart, there is no actual sexual activity, however, at the beginning of the movie, they do mention sex. There is another scene in the movie where the main characters are at the pool, and they end up revealing their scars to one another, and it shows them in their underwear.
Violence in Five Feet Apart
There is no violence in Five Feet Apart.
Is Five Feet Apart Appropriate for Teens?
There is language in the movie and talk about sex, but with these types of story lines I recommend talking to your teens about them.
My daughter said, “Teens will like this movie if they enjoy a good romantic story. I recommend this movie to teens because it shares an emotional story between two patients, and the hardships they’re facing while dealing with their sickness. It will make you laugh, cry, and take you through a roller coaster of emotions.”
As her mother, I think that teens will like this movie. I remember being that age and dreaming about a good romance, a boy that loves you to sweep you off your feet.
However, I would caution about the sensitive material and the main characters’ medical condition. They fall in love, but are supposed to stay at least stay six feet apart, but change the rule to five feet apart. Airborne germs can travel up to six feet when someone coughs or sneezes. Because of the nature of cystic fibrosis, people with the disease are at higher risk of cross-infection, which can lead to serious or even life-threatening infections.
This may give teens ideas when romanticizing love and the risks you can take all in the name of love. It’s a good conversation to have, because we all know songs, movies, and books can sometimes paint love in a fantasy-like picture.
I would not allow my tween daughters to watch it, as I think it’s too mature a subject for them. However, for teens, Five Feet Apart is another complicated love story that is entertaining for their crowd.