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Suggested MPAA rating: R for language and some sexuality.


A woman is sitting on her bed naked but only her back is shown.

A man slips his hand under a woman's skirt; a close up under her skirt is shown but she has underwear on. They start kissing for a few seconds before the woman stops and walks away. The scene lasts a few minutes.

A woman comes to a man's apartment to pose for a painting and she is seen removing all her clothing. No explicit nudity is shown but you later see her naked body in the paintings.

A man and woman start kissing in the rain and then they are shown in the man's apartment kissing passionately about to make love and she tells him "I want you inside me." They are both nude but nothing is shown. Later, the woman walks out of the bed; she is seen nude from behind but it is all dark and we can't see any details.


A scene in a train where a mob comes inside the train and hits Robert De Niro with a knife in his stomach. Later we see blood coming out of his body and dropping on the floor


17 f-words, several uses of shit and other mild language. Jesus


Some drinking

Glomourous smoking (including all the main characters) Not for those strongly disaproving smoking and drinking


No explicit references.

DeNiro pops up out of the water and startles young Finn (in a startling, but quite unrealistic way).

The film is not for children as it contains a moderate amount of language, some sexuality and intimacy.

Total: 24/50, Not very explicit but because of its language and sex, only audiences 16 & above are appropriate.

Rated R for language and some sexuality

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