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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

A few very brief, non-sexual shots of a bare breast. Some passionate kissing that leads to a short sex scene. A man tries to get his wife to have sex with him: He kisses her thighs and neck, and she declines. A married man eyes another woman, and then searches for porn on the internet (none is seen).

Violence & Gore

Much of the violence is implied.

You hear a woman fall down stairs, and then we see a pool of blood under her head--she dies.

A woman steps on glass and we see her pulling the glass shard out of her foot (there is blood, but the scene is dimly lit).

A father beats his son.

References to killing animals and embalming the dead, with the suggestion that a young boy killed the animals-- disturbing content and subject matter.

We see a dead dog and a dead guinea pig, a man grieves over the dead dog, very disturbing/sad scene (especially with what is implied about why the animals died, please see spoiler above).

A child almost pushes a baby in a carriage down a stairway.


10-15 "f**ks", some other profanities are said multiple times like "s**t", "hell". Parents swear in front of their child.

Characters smoke and drink occasionally. References to a man "tampering" with his wife's medication.

The entire movie is very suspenseful/creepy/intense--there is a lot of build up in scary scenes. It depicts a family (especially the wife) being psychologically tormented by their children. The son, Joshua, is eerily smart and sadistic (he kills animals and


ends up killing his grandmother in a sort-of climactic sequence).

The movie isn't a supernatural, "The Omen"-type movie, although it does have a supernatural feel to it.

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Rated R for language and some disturbing behavior by a child
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA (2007) / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:PG (British Columbia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-15 / France:-12 / Germany:16 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Africa:16LV / Sweden:15 / USA:R (certificate #43401)

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