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A man and a woman have sex on a bed, we see it through a thin veil/tent - this scene is fairly graphic, and has lots of moaning. (Contains bare female breasts, profile of buttocks and legs)

A man and a woman kiss each other under water. Later they undress each other in the waters (breasts are seen briefly from the side).


We see the gory aftermath of a suicide; the victim has slashed his wrists with a knife, and there is blood all over the body, the knife, and the walls of the room. We see several flashbacks to this scene throughout the movie.

We see the aftermath of a shark attack; we see the extremely gory wounds of the victims who have had large chunks torn from their sides, and there is blood splattered all over the beach, and blood in the water.

A few people are shot several times and killed; blood splatters onto the face of a nearby witness, and see see bloody bullet wounds.

In a mercy killing, a man suffocates a dying shark attack victim with a pillow.

In a video game style fantasy sequence, a man imagines himself shooting and killing several people; no blood.

A man has a tooth forcibly removed; we briefly see the bloody tooth.

A man kills an attacking shark by slicing open it's belly, and we see lots of blood in the water.

Lots of threatening with guns, and shots fired with nobody hurt.

A woman gets shot.


About 50 F-words, several anatomical references, many scatological references, several mild obscenities and some mild obscenities.


Joints smoked by various characters throughout the film. Mild and brief ref to a guy eating a magic mushroom. A huge cannabis plantation is shown in one scene. In the first 30 minutes of the movie, lots of references about drugs.


In the first 30 minutes, some viewers might find the hotel scenes disturbing. Also the shark scene is quite intense.

BBFC - (15): strong language, sex, violence, drug references, hard drug use.

Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, language and drug content

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