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Parents Guide for
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Occasional conversation about sex.

A cartoon mentions that a man is "horny" when looking at a waitress.

A man mentions to a woman that he had a vasectomy.

A couple of grown adults is shown together in bed, as an after sex scene. It's implied they both are naked underneath the bed sheets.

A woman touches a man's crotch out of frame, and then asks, "Harvey, what is that?" Later, they learn that it's a tumor.

6 uses of "f--k" (all used within the last 20-25 minutes of the film). 17 uses of "s--t" (4 of which are "bulls--t"). "damn", "goddamn", "hell", "ass", "asshole" are also used.

Characters are seen drinking alcohol in a couple scenes, but in a casual way.

A man undergoes kimotherapy. He wishes a sooner death. Ultimately, he survives, but the whole final act can be disturbing for most audiences.

Rated R for language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG / Chile:TE / Germany:6 / Iceland:LH / Mexico:B / Netherlands:AL / Norway:A / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:TV-MA (TV rating) / USA:TV-14 (cable rating) / USA:R (certificate #39761)

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