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ZOEY 102

"Coming of Age. . . Fourteen Years Late"

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What You Need To Know:

ZOEY 102 is a follow-up movie to a Nickelodeon high school comedy series, ZOEY 101. About 14 years after the series occurred, the main cast reunites for a wedding. The event forces Zoey, the maid of honor, to interact with the best man, her old high school boyfriend, Chase. The wedding takes place on the same day as the finale for Zoey’s Reality TV program. So, Zoey must juggle her wedding responsibilities and romantic troubles with the demands of her high-pressure job.

In ZOEY 102, Zoey, Chase and their peanut gallery of friends undergo a succession of contrived, awkward situations in a trite narrative. The movie promotes a Romantic worldview where it’s acceptable to be 30 and still hung up on things that happened when you were 17. This drivel and its ludicrous messages typify many modern romantic comedy movies, which rarely break their formula into genuinely original storytelling. People who’ve never seen a romantic comedy before might find ZOEY 102 watchable. The movie has brief foul language, heavy drinking when the main character becomes stressed and a reference to same-sex marriage.

Content:

(RoRo, Ho, B, L, V, S, N, AA, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Promotes a strong Romantic worldview where characters have no moral governing authority and tend to act in their own self-interest without concern for others, with a reference to same-sex marriage between two men, but there is a positive moral theme stressing honesty

Foul Language:
Four obscenities (including two “s” words), one light profanity and several vulgarities or scatological euphemisms

Violence:
Some slapstick comedy such as title character turns around and runs into waiters carrying a birthday cake and ice and drinks, some verbal references to serial killing, and a character is tied up in a car trunk

Sex:
A shirtless man dances suggestively, a verbal reference to sending nude photos, a verbal reference to two men getting married

Nudity:
Upper male nudity in beach and pool settings and when a shirtless man dances suggestively and multiple women in swimsuits display cleavage

Alcohol Use:
The main character drinks heavily when stressed (this is portrayed comically), and characters drink socially in moderation as well

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
A man steals the title character’s plot idea for a reality TV program, woman’s self-centered boss ignores her and some dishonesty occurs, but it’s ultimately rebuked.

More Detail:

** TELEVISION GUIDE **

HEADLINE: ** Coming of Age. . . Fourteen Years Late **

Title: ZOEY 102

Quality: * Acceptability: -1

SUBTITLES: None

WARNING CODES:

Language: L

Violence: V

Sex: S

Nudity: N

MPAA RATING: TV-14

RELEASE: July 27, 2023

TIME: 101 minutes

STARRING: Jamie Lynn Spears, Sean Flynn, Erin Sanders, Christopher Massey, Matthew Underwood, Abby Wilde, Dean Geyer, Jack Salvatore, Ms. Pat, Thomas Lennon, Owen Thiele, Zach Zagoria, Bianka Kureti, Lynn Wanlass, Carrie Stauber

DIRECTOR: Nancy Hower

PRODUCERS: None

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jamie Lynn Spears, Monica Sherer, Madeline Whitby, Nancy Hower, Martha Fernandez, Alexis Fisher

WRITER: Monica Sherer, Madeline Whitby

BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY: Dan Schneider

DISTRIBUTOR: Nickelodeon/Paramount+/Paramount Global

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teenagers and adults

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