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Parents Guide for
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There is one scene where characters are cracking jokes, and one asks if anyone likes to masterbate. Played for laughs.

There are a few kiss scenes in the movie. Nothing very sexual.

There is one scene where the main front entrance of the college is made to look like a woman giving birth, with giant fake legs spread out, and the doors are in between the legs. Nothing explicit is shown, played for laughs.

At the very end of the movie, a character is shown in a graduation robe with an open back, and his butt is shown visibly multiple times. Also played for laughs.

There is some moderate profanity throughout the film. These words are used occasionally: b****, sh*t, d***head and pr*ck. There is one mutha but the f word is not said

There are a few scenes that involve smoking.

Very little/no drinking.

Depiction of children with cancer may be distressing.

A main character is murdered. While not shown, it may be disturbing to younger viewers.

The film also deals with some pretty strong themes and I'm actually suprised the MPAA didn't put this on the rating. It is full of themes such as Mental Illness (some people are shown as being insane), suicide(twice, one time just talked about and the other time, Patch is going to jump off a cliff) and death.

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and crude humor

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