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A young girl around 13-14 asks a young boy to have sex with her.

Regular sexual conversation.

Joan Allen and Kevin Costner begin having an affair but no sex scenes.

Joan Allen imagines her daughter's boyfriend's head exploding(gross but comical and brief).

Some violent images on a computer(brief).

A year old dead body is discovered in a mine shaft. We don't see the body but since it is a major plot point it is talked about.

Around 10 uses of fuck(at least 1 used sexually) and at least 1 motherfucker. Other cuss words include shit, ass, asshole, dickhead, damn, goddamn, hell, piss, screw is used sexually, etc.

A young girl and boy smoke cannabis in the girl's bedroom.

Kevin Costner smokes a joint.

Joan Allen and Kevin Costner are both functioning alcoholics so they drink regularly throughout the film and Joan Allen is very drunk at her daughter's wedding and drives while intoxicated once.

The discovery of the body is dramatically intense.

Rated R for language, sexual situations, brief comic violence and some drug use

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