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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 and woman have sex, the man is shown nude from the torso up, thrusting and panting.

A woman is shown in bed, appears nude but covered in sheets.

A man and woman kiss.

A man and woman are shown nude from the torso up, female breasts are shown.

A man touches a woman's breast.

A woman kisses a man's nipples.

Conversations about sex using vulgar terminology and explicit details regarding oral sex.

A woman walks around nude but wrapped in a large blanket.

A man and woman kiss.


A car blasts through a bridge railing and down to the ground below. The car then smashes into the ground and a nearby wall and we hear that the driver was killed and the passenger was severely injured (but we don't see them).

Julie hits David on the head with a book, and then kicks him several times (stating she thought he was a vandal).

A man smothers a woman to death with a blanket.

We see pictures of Julie looking beaten up.

Brian pushes David in anger.


44 "f" words (6 used sexually as is the term "hooked up"), 7 "s" words, 3 asses (2 used with "hole"), 2 hells, 1 cum.


Various people drink at a party, including Thomas who has wine, while Julie has a martini and Brian drinks (and later states that he's drunk from Jack Daniel's and Coke). Sofia then brings Jack Daniel's and Coke for Brian, David and herself.


Strange dream sequences.

In regards to the events of September 11, 2001, a scene - with the World Trade Center buildings in the background -- where a character jumps from the top of a skyscraper and plummets toward the ground (seen from various angles as well as his point of view) might be unsettling to some viewers (although he never hits).

Suggested MPAA rating-R for sexuality,violent content,strong language,and drug use.

Rated R for sexuality and strong language

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