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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


'Nudie' posters are seen on walls, but the naked women are a bit difficult to see, because the camera isn't focused on them.

In a scene sex is implied but a brief scene of foreplay is shown.

A woman's bare breasts are visible as she lies in bed with a man.

A haunted house amusement park ride briefly shows cardboard silhouettes depicting sexual acts.

A topless woman is presumably having sex with a man in a bathroom. We only see her bare back.

Violence & Gore


A man's forearm is ripped off by a machine. We later see photos of the severed hand. Very little blood is shown in either scene.

A boy is run over by a car

We see a man's hand with a missing finger that has been replaced with a toe.

Blood and dead bodies are shown in a haunted house amusement park ride.

A man slits another man's throat. [We don't see the actual killing, but later on in the shot we see the dead man laying in a pile of blood.]



Adult language.

Contains usage of ass, shit, goddamn, bitch, whore, and 20-30 F-words.

Mild drug and alcohol use.

Contains more than a single smoking scene.


A man appears extrememly emaciated throughout.

Many adult themes and dark/psychologically disturbing visuals.

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Rated R for violence and disturbing images, sexuality and language

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