Goal of this Life Night
The goal of this Life Night is to give clarity to the confusion that is integral to stereotypical rites of passage that are glorified in teen years: rebelling, drinking, disobeying parents, losing virginity, etc. After leaving this Life Night, teens will feel more prepared to face life challenges.
About this Life Night
This night is based on the Pantelion Films and Lionsgate film Girl in Progress, opening in theaters May 11, 2012. Use this resource as a full Life Night to follow up after watching the movie, or use only the questions in the Break for discussion with a group of teens after seeing the movie.
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Please check with policies at your parish and within your diocese about bringing teenagers to a PG-13 movie. Local policies might advise you to speak with teenager’s parents about the subject matter of the film and acquire a signed permission slip. (Note: we do not recommend bringing middle schoolers to this film.)
The film Girl in Progress is not a Disney movie. It is a relevant and raw story of
a high school girl who tries to grow up without the guidance and support of her family. The film does reveal the futility of “going with the flow,” but only after Ansiedad flirts with different rites of passage. Because of mature thematic elements, mild sexual content including crude references, and drinking, the movie has PG-13 rating. These are typical subjects in teen movies, however, the difference here is that this film doesn’t glorify these things, it shows the consequences.