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Rated R for a rape scene, language and drug content.

The movie is based around a woman who was gang-raped. There are constant references to this throughout the movie.

A woman is raped in a crowded bar; while intoxicated, she dances provocatively with a man and they kiss. The woman then tells the man she needs to leave, but he forces her onto a pinball machine. As she struggles, other men hold her down and the man rips open her top, revealing her bare breasts, which he kisses. He begins thrusting into her (his bare buttocks are visible) as she screams. He climaxes and another young man takes over. He begins thrusting into her (his bare buttocks are visible) as other men in the room cheer and laugh. A third man then pushes the second off of her, and begins violently thrusting into her. The woman cries and screams, and eventually escapes. She runs screaming from the bar and her breasts are visible. Throughout the scene, many men cheer and yell crude remarks. At one point, a waitress enters the room and a man tells her that "she's next." She is visibly disturbed and leaves quickly. The entire sequence is disturbing and lasts for over five minutes.

A woman is seen running out of a bar screaming; her top is ripped, briefly revealing her breasts. We later hear she was raped.

There are some sexual references, however nothing graphic.

A violent rape.

At least 21 F-words, many sexual references, 15 scatological terms, 17 anatomical terms, 3 derogatory terms, 12 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 3 religious exclamations.

The main character smokes cigarettes and references are made to smoking marijuana.

The rape scene and flashbacks may disturb some viewers. People under 17 probably should not watch.

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