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Parents Guide for
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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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Sex & Nudity


- A brief sex scene where a man and woman are having sex and some nudity in the same scene

- Several female breast and buttocks shots

- Casual/non-sexual nudity

- A scene where a man is a caveman and it shows full nudity (tough to see because of his hairy body)

- A man taking a shower, buttocks shown.

Violence & Gore


- Beating scenes with blood and shown contact.

- Violence against animals in a tank sequence.



- 7 uses of the F-word

- 8 uses of Goddamn

- 3 uses of Damn

- 12 uses Hell

- 5 uses of Shit

- 1 use of Bullshit

- 3 uses of Ass

- 2 uses of Son of a Bitch

- 1 use of Bastard


- A scene where they are at a bar with one man and one woman drunk

- Another scene where various people are smoking pot

- The whole film is almost about the use of hallucinatory mushrooms used in religious and academic settings

- Several scenes of drug trips

Scenes of a humanoid monster attacking people and animals. Intense human transformation scenes. Intense religious imagery that include crucifixions and monsters.

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