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Several sexual conversations. They range from mild to sort of explicit, but they don't seem worse than conversations a middle schooler would have with his friends.The films dialogue is definitely not as bad as it sounds but it can still be rather inappropriate so it depends on your child's maturity

A pornagraphic magazine is shown in the background of a convenience store


There's a fight scene between the two main characters in the climax; one grabs the other by throat and attempts to strangle him, while the other fights back and hits the other with a baguette. They are then seen wrestling on the floor thereafter but no one is seriously injured. Ends quickly and intended for laughs.

The original ending for the film, included on most DVD releases as an optional feature, features one of the main characters being shot dead by a robber


42 uses of fuck, & multiple uses of shit.


A pack of cigarettes is sold to a minor.

Jay and Silent Bob sell marijuana outside the store.


A man dies in a restroom.

The alternate ending for this film shows Dante being shot dead. This is quite brutal and not played for laughs.

Rated R on appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue (re-rating on appeal)
Argentina:18 / Australia:R (original rating) / Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2008) / Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) / Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) (video rating) (10th anniversary edition) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-12 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:L / Ireland:18 / Israel:16 / Italy:VM14 / Mexico:B15 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 (2001) / Spain:18 / Sweden:Btl / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) / USA:R (certificate #33383) (re-rating on appeal) / USA:TV-MA (tv rating)

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