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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 principal character is a teenage hustler with a reputation for having sex with his older male friends.

A teenage boy discusses with his friends his having sex with his sister. Later one of the boys comments on watching the two of them have sex.

A man and a woman are shown having sex. This scene is very non-explicit and lasts for only a few seconds. (The director's cut restores the two scenes in their longer form. The man is shown from mid-buttocks up thrusting into the woman against a wall. Later the man's son and his friend (along with us) watch them having sex through a window.)

A teenage boy is shown finishing up with a trick behind a sign.

A teenager finds lots of pictures of a young boy in underwear in an older man's apartment.

An adult shows a teenager a porn video. Not much of this is shown, but as the boy watches the video, the man questions him about oral sex and his penis size and claims himself to be "the best cocksucker in the whole world". (The director's cut restores footage of the movie of a woman giving a man oral sex. The actual contact is below the screen).

A teenage boy masturbates under the covers of his bed as he fantasizes about the porn video and the man who showed it. It is implied that his father walks in on the act.

One teen urinates with his back to his friend as his friend watches. They both know that this is a seductive act. Later the watcher urinates with his back turned to a man, knowing that the man is watching him.

A teenager in gym shorts has an obvious erection which his friend notices and comments about.

A teenager kisses an older man's arm as they hug intimately. The boy is in his underwear.

a group of teenage boys burglarize several houses.

A teenager is beaten up several times. Two separate fights result in pretty brutal black eyes.

A character is shot to death in his car

A character is shown with blood on his shirt after being shot.

The F-word is used eighty times. The S-word is used twenty-four times. There are frequent frank discussions of sex and anatomy among teenage boys carried out in predictably vulgar terms.

A couple of teenagers smoke and drink in a few scenes.

The themes of homosexuality and pedophilia will disturb some, but the film is surprisingly "cool." There are no scenes that are particularly intense or frightening.

Rated R for strong sexual content involving teens, language and brief violence (video rating) (2002) (cut)
Canada:18A / France:16 / Germany:12 / Mexico:C / Portugal:M/12 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:18 / USA:Unrated / USA:NC-17 (certificate #38260) (original rating) (rating surrendered) / USA:R (certificate #39002) (video rating) (2002) (cut)

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