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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


Explicit genitalia chat on a few occasions.

Man and Woman fall onto bed and woman hangs over the man and they kiss.

You see a man walk about in underwear several times.

Loud, fleeting sex between a man and woman done in mens bathroom.

2 men pee together having a "sward fight".

Testicles are briefly seen.

A married woman has a fantasy moment of her in a small dress made out of leaves, see's a topless man that is half man half horse and they passionately kiss.

Woman has a fantasy moment where a man dressed as a lumberjack walks into her house, rips off her clothes and she is wearing only a corset type dress. They also kiss. Man has huge erection but is clothed.

Sexual jokes.

Violence & Gore


Dale jumps up onto the top bed of their makeshift bunk bed, with it then collapsing down onto Brennan. Dale then runs for his dad, yelling about all of the blood. PG/PG-13

Some bullies (early teen and younger, with a history of bullying Dale) taunt and then beat up him and Brennan. That starts with punching and then kicking Brennan, followed by attacks on both, including having their heads under and being repetitively hit by both sides of a seesaw. One or more then force Brennan's face down toward some dog excrement, making him lick that. PG-13

We see an at sea music video that Dale and Brennan made for their song and that includes footage of them accidentally running around against large rocks, destroying the front of Dale's dads boat. PG



37 F-words and its derivatives (5 used with "mother," 3 used sexually, 1 written) R

1 obscene hand gesture (i.e. middle finger) PG-13

27 sexual references PG-13

27 scatological terms (i.e. s**t, p**s)

29 anatomical terms (i.e. a*s, d**k, t**s) PG-13

8 mild obscenities (i.e. hell, damn, boobs) PG

7 derogatory terms (i.e. f****t, n****r) PG-13

name-calling (i.e. retard, hillbilly, skunk) PG

1 religious profanity (i.e. godd***t) PG

13 religious exclamations. (i.e. Oh my god, Oh god, Jesus Christ) PG


Several references to pot, but the act or substance is never shown. PG

Brennan has a shirt that says "I love crystal meth" PG-13


Overall the entire movie is fun and comedic, so overall there are no scenes truly frightening or that are ment to be.

Two men are dressed up as Ku Klux Klan and Nazi members, intending to back people off their neighborhood.

Distracted by their family-song, Derek ends up drifting out of his lane and must swerve back (played for comedy).

Total Explicit Rating: 23

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-13 / Germany:12 / Iceland:7 (original rating) / Iceland:12 (re-rating) / Iceland:L (video rating) / Ireland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Italy:VM14 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:7 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #44260)

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