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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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There is plenty of vulgar content, including many references to sexuality. This should probably go in 'profanity'

There's a long scene wherein an audience is watching a movie comprised solely of a shot of a a man's behind (naked buttocks). "Fart" sounds are heard.

Several references to masturbation, fornication and prostitution. Never actually seen - just talk.

The "average person" in the future constantly has sex on his/her mind.

There are "adult" tax returns.


A person is sentenced to "Rehabilitation" in a public execution arena, and attempts to rehabilitate the convict are shown -- including trying to rehabilitate him with a flame thrower. The results of rehabilitation tend to be lethal.

One recurring male character is constantly kicked or otherwise impacted by a hard object in the groin. This is supposed to be funny - to the morons in the future.

A man is repeatedly sprayed in the face with some irritating substance (like pepper spray).

In prison, an immensely overweight shirtless man sits on the face/neck of an other man, who can't breathe as a result. It's implied that the protagonist will be in his place once he gets in there.


- 'Fuck' and its derivatives are used around 30 times.

- Several anatomical references. Many characters have a very crude sense of humour.

- Around 60 sexual references (verbal); dozens visual, including a giant dildo atop an assault vehicle. Dildo eventually dis-adheres from vehicle & goes sailing into the audience (in Rehabilitation scene).

- Occasional religious profanity (always to Christianity).

- Several businesses have vulgar words in the titles.

- The words "fag/s" and "retard" (or versions of the words) are used as insults, a lot.


Alcohol use, especially by the President.

One of the underage cabinet members drinks whiskey.

People are seen smoking.

Everybody consumes a sports drink as frequently as water is consumed in reality.

Doctor smokes a joint.


Overwhelming towers of garbage are depicted. What appears to be a natural valley w/many hills here & there turns out to be a valley comprised solely of refuse.

Freeway overpasses end abruptly, going nowhere. At least one vehicle is seen driving off an overpass & falling to the ground.

Domiciles are equipped with large overstuffed chairs with built-in toilets; overlarge TV screens overwhelm living-rooms. Program choices are not uplifting. There is a Violence Channel.

Barren farm fields are depicted. Vast unemployment occurs; people are protesting the situation.

An unfortunate, starving Mother is depicted loosing much money to a food vending machine; after the machine ignores her request for a refund, a loud siren sounds as we hear an alarming announcement that the police have been notified to come arrest her. No children are seen.

The White House is depicted in a derelict state, with satellite dishes mounted atop it. The country is primarily run like a police-state.

To participate in society, a person has their own UPC code on their left wrist. There is little privacy.

Overall: 16+ for profanity (especially sexual profanity), plus it takes a certain maturity to understand what the movie, as a parable, has to say about contemporary society.

Rated R for language and sex-related humor

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