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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


Two men have sex in a dark tent. They kiss and one man rolls onto his stomach and unfastens his belt, his buttocks are very briefly visible. The second man undoes his pants and begins thrusting forcefully. They both moan, and breathe heavily. The camera cuts away before the climax. The scene lasts under a minute and is not graphic. (No nudity shown)

A man and woman have sex. He thrusts on top of her and her bare breasts are visible. They stop before either of them climax.

A man and woman have sex. They kiss passionately, lie on a bed, and the man flips the woman over onto her stomach and he thrusts and moans. Brief and no nudity.

A man and woman kiss passionately, she removes her top, revealing her bare breasts. They kiss again and sex is implied.

Two men jump into a river nude. From a distance, we see bare buttocks and genitals, hardly visible. Scene last a few seconds.

A shirtless man and another man lie in a bed kissing. They caress each other and one moves on top and they kiss passionately. Sex is implied.

A man is shown nude from the side. His buttocks are visible.

A man is shown nude from behind. His buttocks are briefly visible, however the man is out of focus in the background.

Two men wrestle playfully whilst shirtless. They stop and kiss each other. This is shown from a distance.

Two men lie in a bed after sex. They hold and caress each other, and their bare chests are visible.

Two men kiss very passionately. One man's wife witnesses this and is shocked.

A man walks up to another man in an alley. It is implied he is a prostitute and implied that they then have sex.

Two married men talk about going to a cabin together, implying they will begin an affair.

Some moderate sexual references.

Violence & Gore


A man is beaten to death by three other men with iron clubs. His bloodied face is shown. This scene is brief but very disturbing.

The dead body of a man that has been brutally beaten to death and castrated is seen from a distance.

There are several fist-fights that result in bloody noses and bruises. Not graphic, though.

Two men shoot an elk.

We see a sheep that has been graphically gutted by a coyote.



Fuck is used at least 25 times. Shit is used at least eight times. Milder language is fairly frequent.


Some scenes depict characters drinking, sometimes to excess. Several characters are smokers.


Scenes involving homophobia are intense and upsetting.

Two scenes involve men being beaten to death because they're homosexual. These scenes are very disturbing and intense.

The ending of the film can be very emotionally intense.

The movie raises many moral questions.

Overall Explicit Content Estimation: 33/50

Updated MPAA Rating: Rated R for Violence, Sexuality including Mature Thematic Material, Brief Graphic Nudity, Alcohol and Tobacco Use, and Language

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence
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