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A couple makes out six or seven times during the movie.

A large part of the movie is about a woman cheating on her husband.

A woman is shown in her undergarments several times.

Sex is implied several times, but not shown.

A woman passes out on her floor and is shown getting progressively sicker.

A woman tells a story of two siamese twins who pass away after being born.

A doctor describes the effect of cancer to a dying patient, and although he tries to be compassionate the words are still foreboding.

A dozen "fuck" concentrated in two or three scenes, three "shit", three "damn".

Some name calling, including a little girl calling a woman with dieting issues a "pig" for eating eight ribs at once.

One character is rarely seen on camera without a cigarette. One other character smokes, but not as much.

In two scenes, a man drinks a beer.

One of Ann's life goals before she dies is to "smoke and drink as much as I can".

Ann collapses in her trailer. She then goes to a hospital and is told she is going to die. In an attempt to spare her family, doctor, friends and estranged father the grief of watching her die, she decides to hide her impending death and instead live life to the fullest away from the hospital. Although she puts on a brave face, she does break down and cry a couple of times, which may upset some viewers. The people Ann knew, especially Lee (a romantic fling) and Dr. Thompson (who she has tasked with giving her friends and family prerecorded tapes of her words to them), are shown alone and in various states of grief. Lee cries as he paints his empty apartment. Dr. Thompson locks himself alone in his office and then neatly sorts all of Ann's tapes.

Ann's mother mentions a sad ordeal where it seemed that life had passed her by and she broke down and cried in front of the bartender.

Ann is implied to be dying in bed as she watches her children and husband with another woman laughing and playing. Her death is not gory or violent and her corpse is never shown, however she does begin to look frail and sick as time goes on.

A woman in the background of a supermarket scene dances with butcher knives (meant to be comical but may scare very young viewers).

Ann's father is in jail for committing an undisclosed yet serious crime.

Ann can often be very temperamental and cries or snaps without warning.

This film is not frightening but many reviewers have said that it is deeply upsetting, especially Lee's reaction to Ann's death.

A woman tells Ann a very sad story about having to watch two conjoined twins die within the same day.

Rated R for language

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