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As the title suggests, there is sex in this film, actual sex and sometimes just discussions about it.

The lead actresses have multiple costume changes. Some of their outfits are particularly low-cut and revealing.

A 41-year-old woman's pubic hair is visible while she is wearing a bathing suit. One of her friends makes several negative comments about it, including "Jesus, honey, wax much?" Comical.

The sex scenes between Charlotte and Harry are not explicit. Sex is implied as they appear naked from their bare shoulders and Harry is lying on top of Charlotte. They are covered by their quilt. They kiss tenderly. There is no thrusting or moaning.

The sex scene in the beginning between Miranda and Steve features thrusting and you see Steve's bare rear. You only see Miranda's bare legs briefly. Miranda is wearing a long t shirt so her private parts are not visible. In another scene Miranda and Steve are having sex and you see Miranda's breasts. Her private parts are disguised by Steve's hand. Steve appears naked as he is behind her. They are both on their knees on the bed but they are not in a lewd position. There is thrusting and brief kissing.

The first explicit sex scene with Dante and a woman in his apartment is about 30 minutes into the film. The woman is on Dante's lap and she is clearly thrusting and moaning. Dante then picks her up in the same scene and is having sex with her against the wall. Dante has a clear pleasurable facial expression. Scene is about a minute long and ends with Dante's rear clearly visible as is the thrusting.

About an hour into the film, it is implied that Samantha and Smith have had sex. A compliment about the experience from Samantha. Both characters bare torsos are seen but no breasts etc.

A woman jumps onto Dante in a bikini and he exposes one breast.

Samantha is lying naked on the dining table, her private parts covered by sushi. No lewd positions. Valentine's day surprise for her partner.

Second explicit scene. Dante is having sex with a woman. Her breasts are clearly visible and she is moaning and caressing herself. Another woman appears behind them both. She is seen momentarily. A threesome is implied.

Dante is seen having a shower, we see numerous slow motion shots of his bare rear and glimpse his penis.

There is nothing explicitly violent or gory.

Carrie whacks Big in the head multiple times with a bouquet of flowers, although there is no blood.

Samantha throws sushi at her boyfriend and screams at him when he comes home late on Valentine's Day.

An anti-fur protester throws fake blood at a woman wearing a fur coat and screams "Fur is murder!"

There is sex-related dialogue in this film. Women discuss their sexual relationships in detail, sometimes in front of their kids but there is no crude language. ''Colouring'' is used instead.

6 uses of fuck. 1 use of motherfucker 1 use of BS 6 uses of shit 1 use of bitch 1 use of dickwad 2 uses of dick

A little girl answers the phone by saying "sex"

Characters are seen consuming alcohol in several scenes, but it is not a main theme/focus for the movie.

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:10 / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-15 (original rating) / Finland:K-13 (re-rating) / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:12 / Greece:K-13 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 / Ireland:15A / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18PL (cut) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:11 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) (cut) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:R21 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / Singapore:M18 (edited for re-rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:13 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Taiwan:R-18 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #44340)

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