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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 few innuendos.

The principal female character wears a short skirt that reveals a lot of her bare legs. Once, for less than a split second, it hikes up to reveal a little of her lower buttocks.

A woman is taken hostage by a man who hides under the table, she tells the main character to see something under the table, and he thinks this innuendo. Later she complains about men not understanding sexual independence.

A lot of the violence is implied rather than shown.

An alien dressed in a human suit is shown holding a man's head, which turns out to be fake.

An alien is shot, causing his blood and guts to go flying everywhere, but you'll see that it looks just like ordinary blue goo.

An alien dressed in a human suit throws himself off of the roof of the building (this is not actually shown; all we hear is a splat then his body is shown lying on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people; there's no blood)

A man's skin is completely ripped off of him--not graphic, nor bloody; all we see is the man being pulled into a hole, followed by some squishing noises then the man's skin pops up out of the hole.

A man's head is shot off, and we see some blood, but it turns out he's an alien considering his head grows back immediately and he's fine.

A bug extermination vacuum-type hose is shoved down a man's throat (not graphic; no blood).

A pregnant alien woman in a human suit gives birth in her car, but nothing graphic or explicit is shown (it is meant for comical laughs).

The alien "bug" kills two aliens dressed in human suits in a restaurant by stabbing both of them in the necks with his tail (not much is shown and there's no blood).

A man is pinned up against the ceiling by layers of the alien bug's slime (this could seem very gruesome to some people).

Gross little organisms are shown coming out of the bug's mouth.

The bug removes the human skin to reveal his true identity, this entire process may seem a bit gross or even disturbing to some people.

The bug swallows "K", and some of its inside is shown briefly.

The bug is shot twice, both times showing his guts and insides spewing everywhere, including on "K" and Smith's character.

There is a long scene in the hospital where the girl is digging around in the insides of a man (we don't see anything, but we hear squishing and squashing noises.

1 possible f-word, 15 anatomical terms (3 mild; dick, prick, ass), 18 scatological terms (crap, shit, piss), 29 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 2 religious exclamations. Some minced oaths. Name-calling (bastard, slimy, parasite, pudgy, etc.)

"K" and other people are briefly shown smoking cigarettes.

The violence may seem a little intense to some. The movie has its scary parts, but its mostly played for laughs.

Rated PG-13 for language and sci-fi violence

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