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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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A very brief rape scene. A man thrusts into another for about 2 seconds. Both are fully clothed. Butch interrupts and saves the man. Not graphic.

Butch is seen waist up when gets out of the shower.

On a separate occasion. He starts kissing his girlfriend passionately, he moves down off camera then the scene cuts implying sex.

A woman snorts heroin mistaking it for cocaine, and blood streams down her nostril for a few seconds. Not graphic

A man a is shot multiple times in the chest with minimal blood, and he falls down

A woman gets a large needle (an adrenaline shot) jabbed into her heart.

A man is shot in the face accidentally (and very suddenly. His actual face is not seen, but you can see blood spray. Most graphic scene, but the blood isn't that realistic)

A couple other people get shot with no blood.

Not as bad as it seems.

220 uses of "fuck", 18 "shit", 2 uses of "dick", 1 use of "Bitch", 11 uses of "Nigger" 7 uses of "bloody", 8 of "goddamn" 12 of "hell"

A woman intends to snort what she thinks is cocaine, but actually heroin. She then has an adrenaline shot jabbed into her heart and it saves her life.

A man injects heroin. We see the needle go in. Quite a flinchy moment

The rape scene, whilst being very short, could be considered disturbing

Not as strong as some people stay. The language is easily the worst content.

Anyone from about 15/16 and up could watch the film. But parental guidance is suggested.

The film is a black comedy, and is not implied to be scary at all.

Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality
Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2012) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Chile:18 / Chile:14 (re-release 2014) / Czech Republic:15 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 (original rating) (1995) (uncut) / Finland:K-16 (video rating) (1995) (cut) / France:12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1997) / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (uncut) / South Africa:18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #33107)

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