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Sex & Nudity

The film's premise revolves around a woman's decision to have a baby on her own via a sperm donor, and there's much discussion about the mechanical aspects of this choice, including what men do to "collect" their donation. Couples also flirt and kiss. A man unfastens his pants, looks at a magazine cover featuring the photo of a fully clothed woman, and it is implied that he masturbates. A man sees a woman on TV and grabs his crotch as if he is experiencing an erection. We see a fully nude man on stage during a performance and his bare chest, abdomen, legs, back and buttocks are clearly visible; later we see him from a distance and slightly blurred, with a shaded genital area (no details are discernable). Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears a dress that reveals one bare shoulder. A woman wears a tight, short nightgown that reveals cleavage and erect nipples show through the fabric. A woman wears a Playboy bunny costume in a photograph (we see bare shoulders and cleavage). A man wears a T-shirt and boxer shorts in one scene. A boy is shown bare-chested and in jockey shorts when preparing for a bath. A boy is shown in jockey shorts and a pajama top in bed. A man tells another man that a woman "digs him" and that "it's on" (implying sex). A man is taken to a room and a woman says "it's happening" (we understand that he will masturbate to produce a sperm sample). A man talks about "masturbating to the internet." A man tells a woman, "You kissed me at that party" while they discuss their relationship. A woman talks about a doctor's exam, where the doctor described her cervical mucus as gorgeous. A man identifies himself as "the donor" and he is later referred to as "the seed guy." A man and a woman discuss the quality of the man's sperm. A man shows a woman a picture and she says, "Is that your scrotum?" A woman says "I've had orgasms that last longer." A woman says that her son thinks she's a lesbian. A woman tells a man to stop having sex with his food when he moans while chewing. A woman says that she and a man are going to move in together. A man and a woman kiss a few times. A man and a woman hug and he kisses her on the head. A man and a woman hug and he kisses her on the cheek. We see several sculptures and posters of voluptuous women (presumably fertility symbols) with large breasts and rounded abdomens. Sperm shaped confetti falls out of a greeting card and onto a man's shoes and the floor. A wall is decorated with numerous sperm shaped cut outs at a party. A woman dances suggestively at a party and invites a man to join her (he declines).

Violence & Gore

None.

Profanity

Characters use words like "lard ass" and, occasionally, "shit". Also "hell," "damn", and "oh my God."

Drinking at parties and restaurants. A main character sabotages his friend's pregnancy while he's heavily under the influence. Another character fishes a cigarette out of her bag and is about to smoke it before someone else swats it away. One reference to popping pills.

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Germany:12 / Ireland:15A / Malaysia:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #45846)

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