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Parents Guide for
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Nudity: One shot of a female showering nude; there is a full on closeup on her breasts that appears very suddenly followed shortly after by a backside and sideview of her naked body including her rear and breasts....... (When it's shown: About 12 minutes into the movie directly after 2 guys doing chin-ups talking in the gym - it's directly after the one guy says "Come on Jake you act like you're hard up, you got Carolyn, and she's a Woo'man" and immediately cuts to full close up of bare breast in shower.) This is the only actual nudity in the movie.

Other Sex Related: A note is being passed in class asking sex questions such as "Have you ever touched it?" and "Have you gone all the way?"

There are some obscene terms for breasts (hooters, golden bozos) and conversations involving sex and virginity A boy says he's never "bagged a babe."

A boy bets he can have sex with a girl; the girl gives him her panties which he shows to his friends.

Two teens ride an exercise bicycle fully-clothed while straddling each other.

It is implied that a teenage boy is given oral sex by an older teen while driving a car.

A girl is felt up by her grandmother (off screen).

Just a guy with a black eye. A drunk party goer drops a large barbell through the floor of a house into the basement.

2 F words

1 use each of fag and faggot

Many uses of hell and shit throughout

Some uses of ass

Several uses of d*ck

1 use of slut

There is lots of alcohol consumption by teens at a party and resulting drunkeness, some characters stay drunk for nearly half the movie.

A woman about to get married takes 4 pain killers and proceeds to act in a very-drugged manner for the entire wedding.

A pyramid of beer cans is made by 3 large football-player types, implying that they drank all of it themselves.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Thematic Elements, Teen Alcohol Use, Suggestive Content, Brief Nudity and Language.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) / Finland:K-12/9 / Iceland:L / India:A / Netherlands:AL / Norway:11 / Norway:12 (original rating) / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:Btl / UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) / UK:15 (original rating) (1984-2005) / USA:PG (certificate #27313) / West Germany:16

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