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Parents Guide for
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We see a bare breast of a mother lying in bed next to her baby.

A married woman is having an affair with a widower. He is shown removing her panties as they prepare for sex. A sex scene follows. She is shown in full frontal nudity when the man is dressing to leave.

It can be inferred that a father is molesting his teenage daughter. They are seen kissing as lovers and it is implied, but not shown, that sex follows.

A naked baby girl is shown breastfeeding. The shot is very discreet.

The F-word is used five times. The S-word is used once. There are a very few religious exclamations.

Two of the characters drink while they are on a plane.

There is a bus accident that is very intense.

There is a very intense monologue in which a father tells of his preparation for saving his daughters life by performing a tracheotomy.

Rated R for sexuality and some language

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