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MPAA Rated R for pervasive graphic drug use, strong sexuality and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman have sex, and we see glimpses of movement, hear sounds, but no nudity is seen. Later, they kiss passionately and she is in her bra.
  • It is suggested that a man is performing oral sex on a woman.
  • A man and a woman have sex on a couch, and we hear a lot of moaning. No nudity is seen.
  • A man and a woman have sex; he is lying on top of her thrusting, we hear sounds, and her breasts are shown.

Violence & Gore

  • We hear that a woman has died, and we see a room covered in blood; suicide is implied.
  • A man is beaten up off screen.
  • Many shots of heroin needles going into arms, and some blood in the syringes. In one scene, a man sprays blood from a syringe onto a ceiling.
  • Overall self-destructive, though not particularly violent behavior of characters throughout.


  • At least 41 "f" words (1 used with "mother" and 1 used sexually), 24 "s" words, 1 slang term for male genitals ("d*ck"), 7 asses (2 used with "hole"), 2 craps, 1 hell, and 7 uses of "Jesus," 4 of "My God," 3 of "Oh God," and 2 uses each of "G-damn," "God," "Christ" and "Jesus Christ" as exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The movie deals with heroin addiction, and it is used graphically throughout the movie, including a wince-inducing scene where Ben Stiller's character injects heroin into his neck.
  • Marijuana is used.
  • Characters pop pills
  • Possible crack use
  • Characters smoke and drink

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The whole movie is an extremely graphic and harrowing depiction of drug addiction and how it almost ruins a man's life. Very intense, especially in the latter half.

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