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No sex scenes or nudity, but some non-explicit lines of dialogue about sex:

A man and a woman kiss passionately, and hug at a different point in the film.

A woman talks about a monk having offered to perform sexual favors for a man.

A man talks about not having sex with his wife, and a man talks about a dream of his when he lies next to a nude woman.

A man talks about imagining that he and a woman "...make love for 10 days straight."

A man and a woman talk about the differences between men and women when it comes to sexual pleasure ("men are easier to please"), and a man talks about teenagers losing their virginity.

A man and a woman talk about whether or not they had sex, including references to the protection they used.

A man grabs a woman and pulls her onto his lap after they talk about having sex on a park bench.

A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage in the front and is loosely fastened in the back revealing her bare back and bare abdomen once when the wind blows the fabric.

The F-word is used in sexual context a few times.

A woman yells at a man.

A woman talks about someone prowling on her fire escape.

5 F-words, 2 obscene hand gestures, 24 sexual references, 11 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 3 religious exclamations.

People are shown smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.


Like its predecessor, 'Before Sunrise,' the R rating for 'Before Sunset' is mostly due to dialogue. No violence or nudity.

Recommended for 13-14 and up.

Rated R for language and sexual references (Approved No. 40593)

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