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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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A man watches a young woman take a bath. Rose petals cover all nudity

There is one sex scene. A man and woman are in a hotel room. They are covered by sheets and you see nothing but legs, no actual nudity.

A girl shows her breasts to a boy next door through her window, breasts are shown briefly. Non sexual.

A middle aged man attempts to have sex with a young woman. Her shirt and pants are removed, nothing else happens because they decide not to.

A man beats his teenage son twice. He is shown with a bloody nose afterwards

A woman slaps her teenage daughter in the face.

A man is shown with blood gashing out of his head at the end of the movie. He has been shot. Not too graphic.

30 uses of f*ck

many uses of shit

An 18 year old man deals marijuana.

A middle aged man is shown smoking pot twice

People drink on several occasions.

A man is shot, blood sprays. Could be intense.

13/14+


MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content
Certification:
Argentina:18 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:14 / Brazil:14 (cinema rating) (rated by synopsis) / Brazil:16 (edited TV version) / Brazil:18 (video rating) / Canada:18A (Alberta) / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Colombia:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / Finland:K-14 (original rating) / France:12 / Germany:12 (bw) (original rating) / Germany:16 (bw) (re-rating) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / India:A / Ireland:18 / Israel:PG / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-18 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 (original rating) / Netherlands:12 (re-rating) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #36807)

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