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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


A woman in her underwear is shown kissing a topless woman for a few seconds.

A large black & white poster with frontal female nudity is seen for a few seconds.

A woman is shown making out with various men who grope and caress her.

A man is shown in tight-fitting underwear.

A man and woman kiss passionately.

Violence & Gore


A man attempts suicide by cutting his wrists. The actual cutting is not shown, but we do see a lot of blood afterwards. A boy then walks in and sees the man unconscious in a large puddle of blood. The mostly unhealed scars are later seen.

A man stabs another man and he screams in pain, but there is no blood.

A man crashes his car and kills a dog (not shown).



There is blasphemy, and other cursing including three 'f' words.


Some drug references. Eli is seen with a joint in his mouth, and there is various paraphenelia around his apartment, although it is never focused on. A car accident is caused by a man who was apparently on acid or another mind-altering substance. A woman is shown to have been smoking cigarettes from age 12.


A man tries to commit suicide (mentioned above in "Violence & Gore" section). This can be intense and unexpected to some younger viewers as music plays over the scene.

Royal dies at the end. The funeral may be a little intense for some viewers.

Overall: 18/50.

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Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA / Australia:M (TV rating) / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:14A (Ontario) (video rating: 2004) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-11 / France:U / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:12 / Ireland:12 / Malaysia:18PL / Malaysia:U (cut) / Netherlands:MG6 / New Zealand:R13 / Norway:11 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG (cut) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #38556)

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