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La Bamba
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There is partial nudity towards the beginning. Women are seen taking showers while a younger boy spies on them. There is sex between an unmarried couple twice and one is implied as rape. After the second time, the woman tells the man she had sex with that she's pregnant.

While dumping garbage Bob runs with a large carrot at a man's rear end and yells Eat It!! This is played for laughs. And he does not plan to really penetrate him with it.


2 men get into a fight. They punch and smack one another. Nothing too violent, no blood is shown. Richie dreams of airplanes colliding into each other and the explosion is seen.


Mild language and profanity. Uses of sh*t, f*ck, ass, etc. But not a lot. Biblical profanity pops up too such as omg, and g--d---.

There are some scenes with people smoking in the movie. Illegal drugs are smoked.

The final scene can be quite emotional to some. Dreaming of planes crashing and pieces about to land on characters (could be intense or shocking for some).

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