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Punch-Drunk Love
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Sex & Nudity


While there's no sex or nudity, a man calls a phone sex hotline, and there is a lot of very explicit sexual dialogue.

A man and a woman kiss passionately while lying on top of each other.

Violence & Gore


A man is punched square in the face by another.

A car crashes.

A man beats three men with a tire iron, in a brief scene.

A man breaks a few windows and destroys a bedroom.

A few instances of men telling other men that they are going to kill them.



There is a lot of language in this movie, sometimes strong, including 33 uses of fuck and multiple uses of shit and goddamn.

There is explicit sexual dialogue in one scene where Barry calls a phone sex line.


People consume alcohol socially.


The main character is threatened, stalked, and beaten.

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Rated R for strong language including a scene of sexual dialogue

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