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Psychology/Counseling: Psych Movies


2003 , R

Educational Average: 9.17 | Entertainment Average: 9.0

Overall Average: 9.09

Genre: Drama

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter
Topics: Alcohol, Drugs, Self-mutilation

Thirteen-year-old Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a good girl. She's smart, gets along with her mom (Holly Hunter) and is never in trouble. But then she befriends Evie (Nikki Reed), a gorgeous and popular classmate who introduces her to the beguiling world of sex, alcohol, drugs and self-mutilation. This puts Tracy at odds with her friends, relatives and, most of all, her mother. Catherine Hardwicke directs a script co-written with Reed.

  • Discuss the Identity Development Stage for Tracy. How does it differ from Evie's?
  • Discuss the parenting style used by Melanie and Brooke (Evie's guardian). How were they the same? How were they different?


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