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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

Sex & Nudity: 2/10

A man says to his mother that his stepfather once "touched" him, but quickly redacts his statement saying it was a joke and that he shouldn't have said that.

A man scratches his crotch.

A man and woman make love in back of the screen.

Ed often makes jokes that he is attracted to Shaun's mother.

A man makes a sexual gesture with his hands and tell that the woman in bar is a porn star.

A main character wears a shirt that says "I got wood" throughout the film, makes a brief mention of "eating out" a woman and periodically makes suggestive jokes.

Violence & Gore

Violence & Gore: 7/10

Frequent zombie blood, violence, and some gore, although a vast majority of the violence is comical and/or parodistic in nature.

In one very graphic scene, a man is seen being disemboweled and dismembered by zombies. Both of his legs, arms and his head are ripped off as well. This is the most graphic scene in the movie.

A man shoots his mother who has turned into a zombie; we briefly see a large bloody exit wound at the back of her head.


Profanity: 8/10

1 use of "c*nt", 77 f-words, 7 uses of "sh*t", 7 uses of "pr*ck" (one in text), 2 uses of "ass", 3 religious exclamations, 2 uses of "c*cksucker", 2 uses of "tw*t", 2 uses of "wanker", 1 use of the n-word, and 2 obscene hand gestures (one sexual).

C-Word. Ed asks: (Can I get any of you cunts a drink?)

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 3/10

Adults are shown drinking beer and liquor and smoking cigarettes. Two men are shown to be clearly inebriated in one scene.

Many scenes take place in a pub.

A man says that his friend "sells a little bit of weed every now and then", and another man briefly mentions how he once sold marijuana to a friend.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 6/10

The theme of zombies and the graphic violence could be considered to be moderately scary to some audiences.

The violence is sometimes bloody and can be intense, however the comic overtones of the movie often lessen the impact.

There is one scary scene where a man gets eaten alive. This is very frightening and gory.

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Rated R for zombie violence/gore and language (Certificate No. 40494)

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