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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

There is a sex scene. It is not graphic as the characters are clothed, but it's intense nevertheless.

Charlize is leaning against a wall and a man kisses her. Then he moves his hand from top of her body and checks her pulse. Then he moves his hand under her skirt and takes her finger upwards implying that he is fingering her vagina. Then it is implied that he penetrates her in standing position and from her facial expression, her discomfort is visible. He then furiously thrust into her. We then see them in bed and he's thrusting on top of her violently while she seems to be in some pain (no nudity is seen). This scene is quite lengthy

We see a woman wearing a man's dress shirt, part of a pregnant woman's bare belly, a woman's bare back as she wraps herself in a blanket, and a woman's bare back as a man bathes her (her knees are drawn up to her chest, covering her breasts).

The movie's plot focuses on pregnancy.

Violence & Gore

A man grabs a woman and holds her ear close to his mouth; she seems to be in pain and squeezes his hand until it bleeds; then we see blood dripping from her ear and her lifeless body on the floor.

A woman purposefully electrocutes herself (we see her holding a radio while sitting in water), a woman dreams she is electrocuted in the same way, and a man is electrocuted (we see his eyes bulge and his body convulse). Electric beams shoot into a woman's eyes and surround her body, but she's not electrocuted.

A man in a hospital convulses violently, is given an injection in the chest and is shocked with paddles to revive his heartbeat.

A man grabs a woman by the back of the head and forces her to kiss him before she pushes him away; he then knocks glasses off a table, falls backwards into a table and dies (his mouth and neck are slightly bloody).

A woman falls down a staircase; we see some bloody instruments and cloth during a surgery performed on her (no procedures are seen), then see her recovering in a hospital bed.

A man slaps a woman and she falls to the ground.

A woman smashes a tape recorder with a hammer and throws a glass against a wall.

A woman cuts her finger and we see some blood on a cucumber she was slicing.


About 8 F-words, several anatomical and scatological references and a few mild obscenities

Some mild drinking at get togethers

There are many "jump" moments throughout this movie.

The scenes where people are electrocuted are frightening.

The entire movie feels creepy and unnerving.

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Rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Netherlands:16 / Netherlands:12 (TV rating) / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG (cut) / Singapore:M18 (cut) (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (cable rating) / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #36008)

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