Nowhere Safe (Manuscript)

Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

This is a realistic story that clearly shows what damage can happen when people spread lies about others. The story is set in a high school but has the ability to touch those not only in high school but above as it deals with a caring mother who helps her struggling daughter. To the author, […]

Dove Review

This is a realistic story that clearly shows what damage can happen when people spread lies about others. The story is set in a high school but has the ability to touch those not only in high school but above as it deals with a caring mother who helps her struggling daughter. To the author, I thought this script was well written and the characters well defined. I think you make a great point about what can happen when lies are told and I think comparing Ashley’s situation to the Salem witch trials was a very good idea which really works. I really like the comment too, for those that struggle to find themselves in high school, that “High School isn’t forever.”

The history lessons including the story of the knights and chivalry and the fact they learned not only archery, horsemanship and swordsmanship but reading is really a neat inclusion in the script. Also that on page 27 honesty, generosity, justice and obedience to God is mentioned.

The characters of Nick, Carrie and Ashley, as well as all of them, are nicely developed and come across in realistic fashion. The story has a good and powerful ending. The themes include forgiveness, the willingness to change, and being truthful. We are pleased to award this wonderful story our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus, and five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Sex: a few couples kiss and one couple is described on page 9 as "making out" and as long as this isn't graphic or doesn't involve more than kissing and hugging it should be acceptable for family viewing.
Language: Butt-1; Loser/ Losers-3; Sucks-1; H (as a place)-1; Crap-3; Wuss-1; Slut-1; Hypocrite-1; Hoe-1; "Whore" is written on girl's locker; Psycho-1
Violence: A male student bumps into a female student, causing her to fall; girl is shoved into a locker; student bumps into student, causing him to spill drink on his computer; a comment about a stabbed mannequin and weapons in a class; girls fight and one has a bloody nose; girl trips other girl; girl shoved into pool; girls scuffle.
Drugs: An upcoming party is mentioned.
Nudity: It's mentioned kids are at a pool party so it is assumed they have swim wear on.
Other: A student makes fun of another student and clucks like a chicken; disrespect shown by a few students toward other students; one student suggests another breaks the rules but is told that is a bad idea; kid takes phone from other kid; girls tell lies and act as if an innocent girl said the things; male student finishes up at urinal and walks away; comments about the difficulties of dementia and divorce; girl fakes tears to get other girl into trouble; a girl who is rejected and has had lies told on her cries.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Manuscript
Company: Gradual Elevate Media, Inc.
Writer: Brittany Wiscombe
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 116 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated