Director Miranda de Pencier’s fact-based sports drama tells a story of hope amid rampant despair. In a Canadian Arctic town known for having the highest suicide rate in North America, a fresh-out-of-college history teacher (Ben Schnetzer) introduces lacrosse to the troubled local students (most prominently, Emerald MacDonald, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan and Booboo Stewart). As a result, they form their own kind of family and become a source of optimism for one another. Given its uplifting message, many parents may deem the film acceptable for older adolescents. Mature themes, including suicide, drug abuse and alcoholism, some crude and crass language. The Catholic New Service Classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.