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Parents Guide for
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A man watches a young woman take a bath and he puts rose peddles in the bath water, obviously he puts something else in it that increases her dildo because she starts moaning.

There is one sex scene, a couple have sex in a motel room. There is wild thrusting and loud moans, there is a very brief view of the upper leg and abdominal area with some detail. The detail shows a good amount of their crotch but no genital detail. The sheet happens to be pulled up before anything explicit is shown on screen.

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

A middle aged man attempts to have sex with a young woman. Her removes her pants, showing her in panties and a blouse. Then he unbuttons her blouse. She is not wearing a bra and her breasts are shown while they have a conversation.

A couple of scenes where a man masturbates.

A dad thinks his son was applying oral sex on another guy but he was not. His dad beats him, this is sexually violent in a homosexual reference.

A man beats his teenage son twice. He is shown bloody and bruised 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.

30 uses of f*ck, some are used in an explicit sexual way

many uses of shit

some uses of d*ck

1 use of cock***ker

2 uses of c**t

An 18 year old man deals marijuana and is also shown smoking it on several occasions.

A middle aged man is shown smoking pot frequently.

People drink on several occasions.

Rated R for strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content
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 / Hungary:16 / 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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