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Sid receives a black eye (which is seen several times) from his girlfriend's grandfather.

Elizabeth is seen in a coma several times during the movie (emotional, and slightly disturbing).

About 20 F-words and a dozen or so S-words.

Around 12 religious exclamations/profanities.

Multiple uses of "twat,"(all as derogatory put-downs; often said by Matt's daughters).

Matt calls Sid a "retard."

Uses of "bitch" and "hell."

Scottie makes an obscene hand gesture.

Alex is clearly drunk the first time we see her, and she tells her dad she's only drinking.

Sid mentions that he always has weed with him but it's never seen.

Social occasions involve alcoholic beverages.

When Julie visits Matt's wife, she goes through a slightly humorous, but somewhat intense moment of tears and screaming.

A few other emotional/intense scenes during the movie, all involving Elizabeth's coma. The scenes are not frightening but emotionally intense.

Rated R for language including some sexual references

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