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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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There is one slang reference to a woman's breasts. A high-school jock tells a cheerleader he's good at the breast stroke.

Someone's mother makes a questionable joke about possibly strangling her adult child while he's asleep (see the trailer).The main character crashes on his bike and blood is shown. It's not too gory, but again, it may frighten some younger or squeamish viewers. Blood is shown running down a leg (not dripping, but still there).

There are numerous uses of the phrase "God d----". At least one 1 h-word. Use of a slang description of a woman's breasts. A few other profanities spoken throughout the film.

One of the main characters always has a cigarette in his mouth and salutes the Marlboro cigarette billboard. He does mention that he does not light the cigarette because he wants to stay in shape, but he always carries one.

The main character tries to light a women's cigarette, but he fails. He then says "you shouldn't smoke!"

A person gets injured, hitting his head and showing some blood. There is concern he may drown. There is another time when they thought someone may have drowned but the person is okay. That scene is brief and the suspense is short-lived but this may frighten younger viewers, as it shows the boy underwater.

The main character crashes on his bike and blood is shown. It's not too gory, but again, it may frighten some younger or squeamish viewers.


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