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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

Ed, a college professor, starts to have sex with one of his students; her breasts are visible in a few shots.

Ed's wife had been having an affair with another teacher; this is only discussed.

Violence & Gore

A man punches another man in the face twice.

Ed's door is broken down by a man wielding a baseball bat.

Ed leads an intruder into his basement; he sneaks up behind the man and follows him into the shadows. The next shot shows a butcher knife in Ed's blood-covered hands.

Some bloody images; see "Frightening/Intense Scenes" below.


8 to 10 F-words, a handful of S-words and other profanities.

Ed is shown taking prescription pills a number of times; they're said to be sleeping pills. When his new prescription seems to not be working, he swallows the whole bottle with a swig of wine.

Ed offers wine to a student of his who is said to be a college freshman, so probably around 18-19 years old.

In a panic, Ed consumes all the drugs he finds in his medicine cabinet.

Ed finds a finger under a piece of furniture. He tries to flush it down the toilet, but it crawls away and leaves a trail of blood (we're supposed to be unsure if he's hallucinating).

Another of Ed's hallucinations is a giant, grotesque, blood-covered baby in his bathtub. Ed gets a knife and presumably "kills" it; all we see is him slicing away as the bathwater fills with blood.

Toward the end, Ed sees his bathtub overflow with blood, and one wall is streaked with it.

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

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