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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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One scene takes place at a strip club where a character is watching a topless dancer dancing in provocative positions. Other topless dancers can be spotted in the distance however there is no emphasis placed on them. The nudity is relatively brief as the scene is about a minute long.

A prostitute shows up in a character's room, offering him a "premium fantasy" and demands the character to "lip [her] stockings". She reacts in a comically exaggerated manner as she pretends to be overpowered by him sexually by rolling around on the floor screaming for help. The humour is driven by the malapropisms made by the Japanese character as opposed to its sexual content.

It is implied that two characters share a one night stand.

The film opens with a shot of a character's rear (who happens to be wearing somewhat transparent underwear).

A bartender fires a pellet gun towards his patrons. No actual violence is depicted.

Contains infrequent mild coarse language; specifically, two uses of the word "shit" in one scene, and three uses of "sucking on my titties" during the strip club scene. The lyrics are from a song titled "Fuck The Pain Away" and the song is listed in the credits, however the word "fuck" is never actually spoken in the film.

Characters are seen smoking and drinking throughout the film.

In one scene, a character talks about the media speculating on her non-existent eating disorder. She then talks about her father's anorexia. The theme is handled discreetly, and is unlikely to confuse or upset impressionable viewers.

Rated R for some sexual content
Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta) / Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Québec) / Chile:TE / Finland:K-11 / Germany:6 (bw) / Greece:K / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:14 / Iceland:L / Indonesia:D / Italy:T / Malaysia:18PL (re-rating) / Malaysia:(Banned) (uncut version) / Netherlands:AL / New Zealand:PG / Norway:A / Peru:Apt / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) / Singapore:PG (edited for re-rating) / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:15 / USA:R

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