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We see a woman wearing only a thong. We can clearly see her breasts and she dances in front of the camera for about a second. This is very brief.

A character reads a magazine called 'Modern Sperm.'

There is a newsstand magazine section labeled "Whacking Material" with various seductive magazine covers, including a few naked women on the covers. This scene is brief and you have to look close to see the naked women.

A character reads a magazine with pictures of scantily clad women.

We see a woman's breasts shaking (fully clothed).

A woman inflates an inflatable pilot. The scene is comedic but the joke is that it looks like she's giving him oral sex.

A man asks a child a series of stranger and stranger questions, eventually asking if he's "ever seen a grown man naked."

Two characters have an affair (in comedic effect) in flashbacks.

There are some sexual signs in the airplane.


People commit suicide by hanging, by lighting themselves on fire, and by stabbing themselves (none graphic) after having to listen to a boring story (this played out for comedic effect).

Comic punching.

A bloody heart bounces across a desk

There is a very quick sight gag involving the use of feces as a comic prop. No humans or animals are seen or heard producing or interacting with the feces.

A man is stabbed in the back as part of a gag. There is no blood or gore, and the protruding knife handle is a fairly obvious prop.

Two girls fight, including hitting each other with chairs, glasses, bottles, before one throws the other across a bar.


5 uses of shit

2 uses of ass

2 uses of asshole

4 uses of damn

2 uses of hell


A character frequently states that he plans to stop smoking and drinking, but continues to do so.

A man uses amphetamines in an abusive manner.

A woman briefly snorts cocaine.

MPAA/USA - Rated PG (no reason provided).

BBFC/UK - Rated 12A (moderate sex references, drug use).

Parents should think of this film as a PG-13

Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) (2002) / Canada:AA (Alberta/Ontario) / Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:12 / Netherlands:AL / Norway:12 (original rating) / Norway:11 (video rating) / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / UK:15 / UK:PG (2001 re-rating) / UK:A (original rating) / UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2013) / USA:PG (Certificate #25740) / West Germany:12

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