Sleeping with the Enemy
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A man grabs his wife and they kiss passionately. They begin making out heatedly and sex is implied (no explicit sex or nudity).

Later a sex scene between a married people takes place. The man's movements are shown; the wife is clearly unhappy but pretends to enjoy it. The man then gets up and we see his bare butt briefly (no other explicit nudity).

There is some innuendo and mild sex references, including a man admitting to being a homosexual and living with another man.

A man and woman start kissing and lie on the stairs, but the woman breaks it off.

Some scenes involve domestic violence: a man knocks his wife to the floor and kicks her, yelling, while she cries. She is shown more than once to have bruises on her body.

The husband is shown to be very controlling, and has his wife acting as if she is a servant towards him.

Other scenes are threatening; a man shows up in another man's car with a gun to his head, then knocks him out after questioning him.

Near the end two men fight and one's knocked out.

A woman shoots a man repeatedly to protect herself. He falls to the floor while she cries, then grabs her briefly by the hair and aims a gun at her. The gun clicks, empty, and he falls back dead.

2 "f" words are uttered, one in a sexual nature; about half a dozen other profanities including shit and Jesus used as an exclamation.

None other than a man and woman attend a party where some wine and fine alcoholic beverages are shown.

There are some scenes showing domestic violence.

A woman, believed to be dead, is stalked/terrorized by her estranged husband.

Several scenes show hinted terror, such as a woman alone fearing a bad man is in the house with her.


MPAA:
Rated R for wife abuse terror and a sex scene
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:14+ (Ontario) / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Netherlands:AL (original rating) / Netherlands:12 (re-rating) / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 (original rating) (cut) / UK:15 (DVD rating) (uncut) (2001) / UK:18 (video rating) (uncut) (1992) / USA:R (No. 30671)

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