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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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A teenage boy shows a man and a woman his bare buttocks after he jokes that the man will shine a light where "no light has ever been shone."The Scene Lasts 5 to 10 seconds

Two men strip a woman's coveralls off, revealing her bra and underwear (trying to warm her since she suffering from hypothermia); another man takes his shirt off (we see his bare chest) and holds her under a solar blanket.

An older man is seen wearing only a loincloth.

A man makes a crude joke to a teenage boy that he had contracted an STD while traveling.

A man makes a crude joke about female anatomy.

A man jokes that he is using an underwater camera to follow a woman's behind.

A man attacks another man, they wrestle, and one man is thrown on top of two rocks sticking out of the ground and he is impaled (we hear a squishing noise).

A man standing behind an anchoring rock is shoved through a small cave opening when the rock gives way, his body slams against the walls of the cave multiple times (we hear the impact of his body and helmet on the rock) as he falls approximately 25 feet and his body lands face-down in the water below.

A man is discovered floating in water by a teenage boy, his face is ripped open at the mouth and blood covering his face and body.

A woman's body is discovered and we see that it is bloated and battered, her eyes are open and glazed over, and she's lying on the floor of a cave.

We see a woman's body (her eyes are open but lifeless) tied at the ankle to a decompression chamber as a man sits inside.

A teenage boy swims past the lifeless, floating body of a man stuck against the wall of an underwater cave; we see the man's open, lifeless eyes.

A man opens a body bag to reveal the deceased body of a woman: he begins to take off the woman's wetsuit (no nudity is visible) as another woman shouts that she will not wear the wetsuit of a dead woman and the man closes the body bag and we see it float away.

We see the body of a teenage boy floating in the water; he appears lifeless and limp until moments later when he w swims to the surface, unharmed.

A woman sliding down a rope over rapidly churning water panics and freezes in place; she loses her grip and the ropes become caught on her hair and ear (we see blood in her hair and on her hands), she claws at the rope as two men and a teenage boy watch, she cuts the tether, falls onto a rope below (we hear the sound of bones snapping), the rope gives way, she falls into the water and is instantly carried away.

During a deep-water dive a line to a woman's re-breather tank pops off, she panics, a man takes off his mask and attempts to share his oxygen, the woman struggles, the man pushes her away, she gasps for air and then floats (she seems lifeless).

A man says that a wounded man will not survive because all of the bones in his body have been crushed and that he will "help him"; the man holds the injured man underwater, we see his arms flail, and his body goes limp and floats away.

A critically injured man asks a teenage boy to place him in water and help him die; the teenage boy eventually agrees and pushes the man under water, the man struggles against the teen momentarily, his arm pushing the teen's shoulder, but then succumbs and goes limp.

A teenage boy lifts a man up and we see a large rock sticking out of the man's back, and there's blood coming from the wound; the teenage boy pulls the rock out, blood pours from the wound and the man struggles to breathe.

A man coughs up blood, he stumbles and struggles to walk, we see blood on his hand, mouth and lips, he hides under a rock, we see him struggling not to cough (blood still on his face) and the screen goes black, implying he died.

A teenage boy leaps toward a man, they wrestle in a pool of water, the man punches the teenage boy (he is seen with abrasions on his arm and a cut on his cheek and nose), and the teenage boy holds his arm against the man's throat until the man passes out.

A man dives after another man that stole a re-breather from him, the two men struggle underwater, the man without the tank grabs the other man's foot, he kicks him off and swims away while the other man resurfaces after struggling to find his way back to the top of the water.

Two men, a teenage boy and a woman attempt to climb out of a cave: the woman hangs from a wire and water pours rapidly over her, her head slams into a rock (we hear the sound of her helmet hitting the rock with a crack), the men and the teenage boy below her struggle to stand up as the water hits them, they are unharmed and the woman rappels safely to the ground.

A teenage boy under water struggles to breathe when his oxygen tank runs out; he climbs against the walls of an underwater cave and breathes in pockets of air, he imagines himself dying (we see the image of the teenage boy floating lifeless in the water), he breaks through the surface of the water and pulls himself onto a beach where he collapses.

A man shouts at another man, slams him into a rock and the other man pushes him off.

About 32 F-words including one use of "jesus fuck", 1 obscene hand gesture, 2 sexual references, 31 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 21 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 21 religious exclamations.

A man is seen drinking from a bottle of alcohol.

A man drinks from a bottle of alcohol and hands it to a teenage boy who takes a drink.

A man jokes that he is bringing a bottle of alcohol to a man and making him take a drink.

A man jokes that a woman must buy a round of drinks.

A woman jokes that she needs an alcoholic drink.

A man jokes with a teenage boy that an author had been "high" when writing a poem.

A couple of the characters are drowned by other characters. Very emotional.

One of the drownings shows the victim's face during the entire ordeal.

A man suddenly jumps out and attacks another man, leading to a fight.

Pretty much the whole film is intense.

A couple of scenes show bloody/gory detail that could make some viewers cringe.

Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images
Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-15/13 (original rating) / Germany:16 / Ireland:15A / Japan:G / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:16 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 (edited version) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #46519)

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