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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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Sex & Nudity

There is some adult nudity with in this film. Medically and sexually explicit.

There is a sex scene that is interrupted by a phone call. No nudity is shown except a man's back. Lots of moaning and moving though.

A medical student lifts up a cloth covering a corpse's genitals to flirtatiously taunt a female medical student. Only the top of the genitals are seen for a split second.

Several close ups on large nude breasts.

Video footage is shown several times of a male character and many different women he has slept with. No nudity is shown in this footage though, and it's less for sexual purposes than it is for guilt.

When Julia Roberts goes "under" she is wearing a white bra and CPR is preformed on her.

Violence & Gore

Some brief bloody surgery detail and violence. Mild horror.

Medical students work on corpses during an exam. The bodies are mostly covered up and not focused on but at one point the inside of a corpse is shown.

One character is constantly taunted by someone from his past who beats him violently, leaving many prominent bruises and wounds.

A character stitches up a gash on his own face in a mirror.

Several flashback scenes involving three kids throwing stones at a boy in a tree and his eventual fall onto the ground.


Infrequent uses of F*ck and other coarse profanities. Jes*s Chr*st 13 F-words. Use of word "Pussy Maraunder".

Some drug use. Very infrequent smoking.

The film focuses on the taboo subject 'Death' so it may scare/frighten sensitive viewers. Some loud 'jump' moments.

Should be fine for anyone aged 14 and up.

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