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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

It is implied that Donnie and his girlfriend have sex, but nothing is shown. They kiss and embrace briefly on his bed.

Crude sexual references from two teens, but it's shown in a rather negative light.

Brief talk of 'kiddie porn' (child pornography).

Violence & Gore

Blood covers a man's eye, trickled down on his face. Visible for several seconds.

Someone dies quickly after being run over by car. No blood.

A teenager is shot (brief, not graphic).

Profanity

26 uses of 'fuck', 9 of 'shit', 4 of 'bitch', and 2 of 'dick'. Also a few uses of 'Goddamn', 'hell', and 'crap'.

One extremely brief depiction of a teenager using cocaine (not graphic or explicitly detailed).

Teenage boys smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol on occasion.

Teenagers drink beer at a party.

Adults occasionally smoke and drink.

Potentially disturbing material throughout, but the movie has no real scares or "jump scenes".

Frank the rabbit is rather eerie.

A few characters die (swiftly, though).

A major character's mother was supposedly abducted and killed.

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This film is best suited to audiences aged 13 and older, due to it's language and thematic material.

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some drug use and violence
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (British Columbia) (director's cut) / Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Czech Republic:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:U / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15 / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / New Zealand:M (director's cut) / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Portugal:M/12 (director's cut) / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / Sweden:11 (TV rating) / UK:15 / USA:R / USA:R (director's cut)

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