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Parents Guide for
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We see a woman lying on a bed with her legs in the air and a man with his pants off (his buttocks are seen) thrusting into her.

We see a nude man covering his crotch with his hands. His buttocks are seen, and his genitals can be briefly glimpsed.

There is a side view of a fully nude couple having sex. Her breasts are clearly visible. The man then runs out of the house and down the street nude facing the camera. Full frontal nudity is shown.

A man spends the night with a woman in her apartment. Sex is only implied; all we see is the man with his shirt off.

A woman beats a man (not in the frame) in the head and face repeatedly with her motorcycle helmet. The man holds a cloth over his face with his bloody hand. Later, he is seen at the hospital with a bloody bandage over his nose.

65 F-words and its derivatives, 16 sexual remarks, 16 scatological terms, 23 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, 8 derogatory terms for women (e.g. chick), 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, name-calling (dumb, stupid), 1 religious profanity, 10 religious exclamations

People are shown drinking alcohol sometimes to excess. People are shown drinking while driving as well as driving under the influence.

Some characters smoke tobacco and marijuana.


Suggested MPAA Rating: R for strong language, some sexual content and nudity.

Rated R for language, some strong sexual content and nudity (Approved No. 40894)
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating on appeal) / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Canada:AA (original rating) / Chile:TE / Czech Republic:12 / Finland:K-15 / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / Germany:6 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:16 / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:12 (video rating) / Indonesia:D / Ireland:15 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:18SX (DVD) / Malaysia:(Banned) (theatrical) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) / Taiwan:R-18 / UK:15 / USA:R (Approved No. 40894)

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