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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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Two teenagers kiss, but one makes the other stop.

Two teenagers kiss again in the woods, and recline off-screen, but they're later seen together in each others arms fully clothed, vaguely implying sexuality.

Two men get in a scuffle.

A scene where a lab explosion is discussed and how a scientist was blinded as a result.

A father stumbles into his home, drunk. and collapses onto an end-table, which then breaks.

It is discussed that a man was shot and killed in an attempted bank robbery.

10 "F" words.

A man is seen under the influence of alcohol.

Several tense family scenes, especially those listed under violence.

The main conflict of the film is that the fugitive couple must come to terms with accepting the fact that their son is growing up and needs to live his own life.

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