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Sex & Nudity


The film's plot is about a sex-addicted man, so there are many sex scenes and countless sexual references. There is some nudity (mostly chests, thighs, breasts and buttocks) but nothing too explicit; no male/female full frontal. It is difficult to skip the sex scenes because most of them are sudden and/or blended into other scenes.

A man on an airplane opens the bathroom door, sees a nude woman seated inside (her bare breasts, abdomen and thighs are visible), she invites him in, and they have sex. We see them thrusting in several positions although briefly, and there is moaning but no graphic detail of the act.

A woman passes her underwear to a man in a sex addicts meeting; they meet in a public bathroom and have sex on the floor; the woman (we see her bare buttocks) thrusts on top of the man (we see his bare legs), he sniffs her underwear, then slaps her on the butt, and they both climax. This scene is rather lengthy (about 1 minute).

A man and a woman have sex: she is seated on a table and he thrusts hard (we see her bare breasts and his bare legs and buttock). He reaches orgasm. This scene lasts about 10 seconds.

A man and a woman have sex and we see thrusting and grunting (we see bare thighs).

A man and a woman have sex in a chapel (we see him thrusting and her bare shoulders and thighs are visible, no graphic details). They stop as the man loses his "will". This scene is long about 30 seconds.

A nude man (we see his bare chest, abdomen and thighs) is in an airplane bathroom; a woman opens the door and enters, she sits on his lap and they kiss for a long while (it is implied that they will have sex afterwards). This scene heavily focuses on the couple kissing, in fact their passionate kiss lasts about 1 minute.

A woman solicits a man to have sex with her, and asks him to act as a faceless attacker and to pretend he's raping her: he uses a knife and pushes her onto the floor. They are both clothed but the woman's legs are shown. She is disappointed at his lack of aggression, and uses a masturbatory aid to climax (we briefly see her bare thighs and the aid buzzes between her legs); he masturbates (offscreen) and climaxes on her bed.

A woman performs oral sex on a man. He is standing and we see her head at hip level (any graphic detail is offscreen); the man briefly moans and thrusts, hitting her head on the door. She then stands up and pulls a string of balls out of his anus. He exclaims in pain and she remarks that one was left inside.

A man remembers performing oral sex on a woman (she lies on her back with her bare legs up and we see his head between her thighs).

A man remembers having sex with a woman (we see his bare buttocks and we see him thrusting).

A woman in a chapel begins to remove her clothing (we see her bra) and tells a man that she "needs his seed"; she unzips his pants (we hear the zip), sits on his lap and the scene ends (it is implied that he was unable to perform).

A woman strokes a man's genitals offscreen (we see them sitting in a barn and her arm moving rhythmically); she becomes tired because the man does not climax, rests her head on his chest, and falls asleep (still holding his penis offscreen); another man walks into the barn and sees them.

A man puts his hands in his pants (as if to masturbate) while watching a woman (he is interrupted by another man).

A man begins to masturbate while looking at a picture of another man's mother (he is interrupted).

A woman unfastens a man's pants to have sex with him. He tries to kiss her but she pulls him away; he leaves the room and she is upset.

Women wearing thongs and bra tops dance in an exotic dance club: one removes her top and dances with bare breasts while two men admire her. This scene is rather lenghty.

A man imagines a woman topless and having bare breasts in three different sizes.

A man imagines an elderly nun nude (we see her bare shoulders and the top of her chest).

We see a man visiting a pornographic web site to find a woman to have sex with. A middle-aged woman lying naked is shown, as well as a nude woman on her hands and knees (her bare buttocks and breasts are seen).

Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in a few scenes.

We see a painting of a woman giving birth (her bare legs are shown). No graphic or bloody detail.

A man talks about people who are sex addicts: he describes one as a woman who was caught lying spread eagle with her dog licking peanut butter from her crotch, another is a man who would hang himself naked in the shower during auto-erotic sessions, another man masturbates 15 times a day, and a girl had her stomach pumped to remove a quart of sperm.

A man chokes while eating in front of two men, on purpose; a man does the Heimlich maneuver. We hear the man flatulating, and the man who did the Heimlich remarks about the smell of feces. Another man picks up a ball that has come out of the man's anus. No detail is seen.

A man talks about "stalking a tranny hooker."

A man makes a crude remark about another man masturbating.

A old woman accuses a man of touching her "woo-woo" in a few scenes (a couple of them include cruder terms), and there is an implication of her having been sexually abused by her older brother when she was a child.

A woman milks a cow and a man asks if he can have a turn. She answers with a crude humorous remark.

A man makes a blowjob gesture to a woman using his hand and mouth.

A man makes a sexual gesture with his tongue.

The main character talks about how much he loves orgasms.

A woman remarks about a younger man's attractive buttocks, in Italian.

We hear about experimental cloning performed using DNA from an ancient relic, the "holy foreskin", said to be God's. This profanity might upset religious people.

Violence & Gore


As the film's title might suggest, the main character chokes on food at restaurants on purpose to collect money and emotional affection from other people.

A man in a restaurant begins to choke on food, on purpose; there is no one around to help him, so he hits the back of a chair with his abdomen, spits out the food and falls on the floor gasping.

A man in a restaurant begins choking, on purpose; his face turns red, he drools and thrashes, another man performs the Heimlich maneuver and the man is OK.

A man chokes while eating in front of two men, on purpose; a man does the Heimlich maneuver. We hear the man flatulating, and the man who did the Heimlich remarks about the smell of feces. Another man picks up a ball that has come out of the man's anus.

A boy in a restaurant begins to choke, on purpose; a woman performs the Heimlich maneuver and the boy is OK.

A woman solicits a man to have sex with her and asks that he act as a faceless attacker and to pretend he's raping her: he uses a knife and pushes her onto the floor, but she is disappointed at his lack of aggression.

Two police officers struggle with a woman, and she fights back.

A man is locked into stocks and two boys hit him on the back and on his clothed buttocks.

A man breaks a woman's walker against a locker.

A woman talks about animals being imprisoned in zoos, she opens their cages, and a lynx lunges at a boy (we learn later that the boy lost a piece of his ear from the attack).

A woman in a hospital stops breathing and the monitors go off (she has her mouth full of pudding and some is smeared on her face, as well as on the face of the person who performs CPR). The woman is dead with her eyes and mouth open.

A comment is made about a man beating a woman almost to death.

A man talks about his uncle getting drunk and driving into a tree.

A man threatens to beat a man up.

A man threatens to dock a man's pay.



The film follows a sex-addicted man and contains much sexual dialogue, rude language, swearing, and general profanities. A religious profanity is also present and central.

31 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture, 18 sexual reference, 17 scatological terms, 11 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities and 14 religious exclamations.

Some name-calling (loony broads, evil and pathetic).

We hear about experimental cloning performed using DNA from an ancient relic, the "holy foreskin", said to be God's. This might upset religious people.


Some cigarette smoking.

A woman smokes marijuana and blows the smoke into a man's mouth.

People drink alcohol in an strip club in a few scenes.

Men drink alcohol in a restaurant.

A man drinks beer left in a tray in a man's garden.

A man talks about his uncle getting drunk and driving into a tree.

A doctor talks to a man about a case of dementia brought on by years of substance abuse.


Some may find the choking scenes intense.

The scene where a woman dies is saddening, intense, and quite sudden.

A boy is implied to be attacked by a Lynx and lose a piece of ear.

A woman talks in disparaging terms about her son in several scenes.

A comment is made about a baby having been stolen from a stroller.

32/50 - Recommended for 17+ due to: strong sexual content, nudity, profanity, language, some drug use

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language
Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) (Canadian Home Video rating) / Finland:K-15 / France:U (with warning) / Germany:16 / Ireland:16 / Italy:VM14 / New Zealand:R18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R21 / Singapore:M18 (edited version) / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #44083)

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