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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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It is implied that a couple has sex but there is nothing shown at all, and they are seen waking up the next morning.

A comment about "the noise from the newlywed couple next door", or something along those lines, but just a side-comment, nothing that is emphasized.

Mild sexual noises are heard from the room next door and a character has his ear glued to the wall to listen.

One character is found dead in bed, with a lot of blood seen on the sheets. This is a fairly long scene.

Another character is shot in the chest with some blood, but this is brief.

One off-screen killing where a serial killer puts a shotgun to a man's head and a shot is heard. Before this he has shot this man in the ankle to stop him from running away. Again, there is some blood, but it is very brief.

A man is punched in the face, but it isn't in any way serious.

Because it is set in the "fast-talking" business world of the 30's and 40's, mild language is used throughout, including the d-word, h-word, and variations of God's name. Three f-words used toward the end by some rude detectives. When a character is punched there is a brief exclaimation of "what the f-"

Mainly mild language; there is very little language that would warrant higher than a PG-13, and there is no sexual dialogue.

Casual drinking and smoking, considering the time it represents, but it is hardly noticeable because it is not emphasized.

The story is dark and surreal, and toward the end some twists make it suspenseful and intense.

Rated R for language and some scenes of violence

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