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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 man and a woman kiss in bed passionately. It is reasonable lengthy and she kisses her way down, but he stops her before she can perform oral. Right after, the man gets up and pours ice water down his pants in order to prevent himself from having an erection. No nudity is shown.

It is implied that an underage woman has had sex.

Some strong sexual references such as "Your mother sucks f**king big f**king elephant d*cks".

Violence & Gore

Jake La Motta has numerous boxing matches; punches are thrown however there is little to moderate blood in most. However this is not always the case.

In one particular boxing match a fighter brutally beats another fighter against the ropes, we see blood on the ropes, heavy swelling and blood and sweat splatter over the judges.

A character raps a piece of cloth around his knuckles and hits another character in the face multiple times, whilst the character is not in pain he has some cuts that re-open due to the punches.

A man beats another man, then eventually slams the other man's head in between a car door a few times.

Jake attacks his brother by punching him multiple times and he also throws a punch and knocks out his wife.

Jake slaps his wife a few times.


"F**k" is used constantly among other words, clocking in at 130 times. Lots of it very aggressive. 3 uses of cunt.

Many scenes take place in bars or restaurants with characters drinking and smoking.


The main character is a man with pretty much no morals and is violent to his wife which starts ruining his life. This is very disturbing to watch.

Suggested MPAA rating would be :: R for strong boxing violence, pervasive language and some sexuality

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