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Sex/Nudity: 6/10

A man and a woman kiss and the woman lies back on a bed; we see the bottom of her wedding dress fall over her head as she giggles (it is implied that he may be performing oral sex on her).

A man and a woman lie on a mattress and discuss each other's sexual sounds; the woman says that she is aroused and sex is implied.

A man and a woman kiss passionately; the man reaches into the woman's dress and caresses her breast (no nudity is visible); she becomes offended and angrily stops him.

A man and a woman kiss passionately and climb into bed (sex is implied); we see them lying in bed the next morning.

A nude man and woman, draped in sheets, are shown lying in bed after presumably having sex.

One man is especially sexually promiscuous and makes a lot of suggestive remarks.

Violence/Gore: 3/10

An intoxicated man falls out of his car and hits his head on a curb (we see a bloody gash above his eye).

An intoxicated man drives recklessly down a beach with his foot on the steering wheel; a woman in the passenger seat slams on the brakes and the car goes into the ocean; the man falls out of the car as the two kiss while he caresses her breast; she angrily stops him and his hand becomes stuck as he yells in pain.

A woman slaps her grandson repeatedly in the face.

A woman with cancer lies in a hospital bed and presumably dies.

Profanity: 5/10

3 F-words, many sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 12 religious exclamations.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 5/10

Two women smoke marijuana in one scene.

Adult characters drink alcoholic beverages in a few scenes, sometimes to the point of intoxication.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 6/10

There are some very potentially and disturbing scenes where cancer plays a major role. One person does succumb to her illness.

Total Content Estimation: 25/50

Suggested MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for Sexual Content, Mature Thematic Material, Language, Drug Use, and A Car Accident

Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) / Finland:K-12 / Iceland:L / Norway:12 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:18 / Sweden:7 / UK:15 / UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (re-rating) (2013) / USA:PG (#27173) / West Germany:12

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