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6/10 No nudity, but sexual discussion is the focus of the movie.

There are sexual discussions including strong sexual dialogue throughout the film, all involving teenagers. The plot revolves around sexual situations, though most of the sexual activity is implied.

The two main characters are step brother and sister. The main plot of the film is a bet made between them to which the step sister agrees to have sex with the step brother is he wins the bet.

There is a sex scene between a young man and woman. There is no explicit nudity shown, only their faces and backs and him thrusting.

A young man walks in on two young men having sex. They are heard moaning and when the man walks in they are seen in their underwear, but are not seen having sex or even touching each other.

A young man sits in the front seat of a car and we see a young woman's head rise up from his lap (oral sex is implied).

A young woman sits on a young man's lap and he caresses her shoulders, clothed breasts, and abdomen; she moves her hand towards his lap (manual stimulation is implied; they both moan pleasurably).

Two young women kiss passionately.

A young man unzips a young woman's red jacket (we see her bra), pulls down her pants (we briefly glimpse her underwear), and he kneels down (oral sex is implied). She moans and the scene ends before anything can be seen.

A clothed young man and woman lie in bed (it is implied that they have had sex); he goes to take a shower and she offers to join him, then offers to perform oral sex on him (she simulates oral sex with a crude gesture).

A young man and a young woman kiss passionately; she unbuttons his pants and unbuttons her pajama top (no nudity is visible); the young man then leaves the room.

A man is seen in his underwear after having sex and exits the scene soon after.

Violence/Gore: 4/10

A young man pushes a young woman off a bed and she hits the floor (she is unharmed).

A young woman throws a vase at a young man and it hits a door, shattering.

A young woman slaps a young man twice in the face.

A young man punches another young man in the face; they kick and punch each other and struggle in the street; a young woman intervenes and tries to pull one young man off the other and she rolls into oncoming traffic; one young man jumps in front of a car and is struck, rolling over the top and shattering the windshield (we see blood on his forehead and mouth and later hear that he is dead). This scene is emotional and upsetting.

Profanity: 7/10

There is a larger amount sexual dialogue throughout the film. A young woman makes a reference that a man can "put it anywhere".

At least 19 F-words, many sexual references, 14 scatological terms, 7 anatomical terms, 5 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 11 mild obscenities (2 are written and 1 appears on a computer screen while being repeated several times by a computer-generated voice), 10 religious exclamations.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 6/10

In two scenes, a young woman snorts cocaine.

A young man smokes cigarettes in a few scenes.

In one scene, a man is grinding up marijuana and putting some of it on a scale. We see a bong off to the side.

Teenage characters drink alcoholic beverages in a few scenes.

A young woman drinks Long Island iced tea (which contains alcohol), believing it is regular iced tea.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 2/10

The themes of sexual manipulation, as well as the frequent use of explicit sexual dialogue, may be considered inappropriate for young audiences.

A fight scene near the end of the film and the resulting death of a main character could be intense for some viewers.

Total Content Estimation: 25/50

Rated R for strong sexual dialogue and sexual situations involving teens, language and drug use
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:16 / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:7 / Finland:K-14 / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:U / Germany:16 / Germany:12 (cut TV version) / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:12 / Ireland:18 / Malaysia:18SX / Mexico:C / Mexico:B (re-rating) / Netherlands:12 (new rating) / Netherlands:16 (old rating) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) (cut) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:7 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #36155)

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