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Rose is seen topless on a doctor's examination table. She has had a mastectomy.

A man tells of a time when he was tied down by a woman who had sex with him. He makes a crude reference to her ability to perform fellatio.

Jess kisses Ginny passionately, even though she is married. They are later laying on a blanket together. Her shirt is unbuttoned, exposing her bra. He is bare-chested. She confesses it is the first time she has slept with a man other than her husband.

Ginny has had five miscarriages.

Rose tells Ginny that she remembers their father going into her (Ginny's) bedroom at night when she was 15 and having sex with her. When he stopped having sex with Ginny, he started with Rose, and it continued from the age of 13 to 16. It wasn't rape, it was seduction, she said.

Rose later says she is tempted to get into bed with Jess. She loves the way he touches her body, unlike her late husband who has refused to see her naked since her operation. Rose and Ginny discuss their respective affairs with Jess.

Larry scuffles with his daughters and sons-in-law.

Ginny remembers her father beating her till she fell down when she was a child. Rose also remembers being strapped and whipped.

A man puts his hand in another man's face and pushes him back into his seat.

A man scuffles with his son. Eventually the son punches the older man in the face, drawing blood.

Larry accuses Ginny and Rose of killing Caroline and burying her - even though she is alive and present at the time.

Three uses of "fuck" or a derivative.

Five uses of "shit".

Two uses of "piss" or a derivative.

One use of "bastard".

Four uses of "God", one of "Christ", two of "Jesus", three of "goddamn", five of "hell' outside the correct religious context.

One use of "asshole".

Seven uses of "bitch".

Two uses of "whore."

Regular, but generally responsible, consumption of alcohol by adults.

Larry was described as acting weird. The explanation was that he had probably been in a bar. Caroline seems shocked that he was drinking and driving. She encourages Rose to take away his car keys next time. He later has an accident when he has been drinking and Ginny threatens to take his keys away.

Ginny, when asked how she feels about her father, draws attention to his drinking. It appears to be getting worse throughout the film and his family seem worried.

A man tells a story in which he smoked a joint.

Ginny remembers the smell of whiskey and cigarettes on her father when she was a teenager.

A man is seen drinking from a whiskey bottle while driving. The truck swerves all over the road. He opens another bottle and continues drinking. His truck is later seen in the ditch and police are required to notify his relatives that he has drowned.

There is a theme of child sexual abuse and incest.

Larry's descent into dementia could be disturbing too.

Rated R for some strong sexual language

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