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Parents Guide for
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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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Sex & Nudity


Rotating, still-motion shots of a nude woman and man having sex. Blurry buttocks and breasts are visible. Lasts for 9 seconds.

A man and woman are heard having very loud sex on different intervals of the day. Lasts for roughly a minute.

A clipped photo of a man and woman caressing during sex is very briefly seen. There is a quick flash of a man's lower body with the penis.

A woman has a man touch her (only briefly and partly seen) bare breast to check for lumps.

Tyler wears a pornographic shirt with a collage of fully naked woman.

Violence & Gore


Bloody fist-fighting scenes throughout. Faces and fists are shown partly bloodied. In the most graphic of these fights, a man's disfigured and mostly blood-covered face is shown for 5 seconds as it's punched at several times.

A man punches himself in the face 4 to 5 times. Blood leaks from his nose and later onto his shirt.

A brief close-up of dead man's bloody head with some brains on the outside. The back of a man's head is bloody before he falls down.

A man shoots himself in the mouth. The entry is not seen, but the bullet exits his upper jawline. It remains bloody for a while.

A beating scene traveling all over a parking garage. Slight blood on the attacked man's nose.

Strong chemicals are sprinkled on a man's hand, he yells briefly. A patch of his skin fizzes for many seconds.



Almost 90 uses of 'fuck', 17 of 'shit', 7 of 'ass(hole)', 4 of '(bitch)-tits' (referring to a man), and 1 'cock'. 26 uses of blasphemy.


Lots of cigarette smoking. A scene of social beer drinking. No drug use.


There movie features many bloody fights that might be disturbing for viewers.

An intense beating near the end and a lengthy hand-scarring.

The scene with sexual sounds could be off-putting.

The narrator shooting himself in the mouth is very disturbing as his face is disfigured and his head is lolling around with blood running down his neck.

38/50 - this is okay for 16+

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Rated R for disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language
Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) / Canada:18+ (Québec) / Canada:18+ (TV rating) / Finland:K-18 / Finland:K-16 (cut) (2000) (VHS) / France:16 / Germany:18 (bw) / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 (cut) / Israel:16 / Italy:VM14 / Italy:VM18 (video rating) / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18PL / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/18 / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:15 (cable rating) (cut) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 (cut) / UK:18 (video re-rating) (2005) / USA:TV-MA (TV rating) / USA:R (certificate #36857)

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