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Boyz n the Hood
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There are a few sexual scenes in the movie. The first is a talk between Tre and his father in which he uses rather crude words to teach him about the importance of sex and responsibility.

The last sexual scene is between Tre and his girlfriend, a woman is seen in her underpants and bra. There is then an up close shot of her breasts and we see Tre thrusting on top of her. They are covered with a sheet during the actual sex and no more nudity is seen.

Compared to movies like "Juice" and "Fresh," the violence in this film is rather tame.

A young man is killed by a shotgun in a drive-by shooting. We see a very large, bloody wound afterwards for an ample amount of time.

A few young men are shot with machine guns in a drive-by. We see some blood on one of the young men as he is killed point blank (off screen) while begging for his life. The killing is shown off screen, as we only see one character's face, shooting the gun to end his life.

We see a slightly bloody dead body.

There is a constant threat of violence throughout the movie. But it's not the whole theme in the movie. Guns are pulled in a few scenes and used to threaten people. Shots are sometimes heard being fired in the distance.

Fuck and its derivatives (motherfucker, fucking etc.) are used 130 times to fit in with the times and actions of the people around L.A.

Nigger is used frequently as is shit and many other profanities.

Crude and even vulgar sexual talk is used often ('sucking my dick').

One character often refers to women in a derogatory sense, calling them bitches and hoes. This is fairly comedic however.

People are always drinking on porches or just anywhere in the movie. Also a reference to crack and a crack pipe is visible early on in the movie. Some tobacco smoking. Drinking is the most frequent act seen throughout the movie.

There is an intense scene where a cop holds a gun to a man's throat

We see a group of friends mourning their pal's death. That scene can upset some viewers.

There is a scene depicting a family completely falling apart at the sight of their dead son/brother/father's bloody dead body. Very realistic, intense, disturbing and above all extremely upsetting

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexuality, nudity, and drug content.

Rated R for language, violence and sensuality

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