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A scene features the flashback of when a man discovered his wife cheating on here. Initially you see their outlines through the steam of the shower curtain. Then he pulls back the shower curtain and physical violence between the man and the woman starts happening in the shower and you briefly see glimpses of her bare breasts and his upper torso. [13:07-49]

A woman dances with a man. She's in tight, cleavage and midriff revealing outfits. After one practice, He watches her as she changes; we see her bare upper back. While they are performing this dance the female character begins dancing sexually and the camera focuses in on her chest and buttocks.

Dancers at a competition wear tight and extremely revealing outfits, one of them just barely covering a woman's breasts.

A man nearly beats another man to death. We're told, and in flashback we see snippets of the attack: kicks and punches and blood. At one point it looks like the man is being choked. We see briefly a blood embed to the wall.

A man struggles with his anger and violent impulses throughout the film. He pulls a magazine rack down in his counselor's waiting room. Nearly unhinged, he rips his house apart, looking for his old wedding tape. He accidentally strikes his mother and gets into a fistfight with his dad. The next morning both have bruises on their faces.

When a man and a woman get into a verbal fight, the woman screams that the man assaulted her, a lie that attracts the attention of some would-be defenders and a police officer.

A few fans get into a scrum with the miscreants prior to a game.

A man throws a book out through a closed window.

A woman slaps a man.

Over 55 uses of the word 'f**k'. One use of 'c**ksucker'. Other curses include 'a**,' 'b**ch,' 'wh*re' 'sh*t', 'sl*t', 'd**n', 'a**hole', and 'd*cks'.

A character is repetedly calls herself and is called 'sl*ut' and 'wh*ore'.

One double-use of middle fingers.

Pat at first refuses to take his medication, but after the fight with his dad, rethinks and is seen taking them once. At the end of the movie, he tells Nikki that he is still on medication.

He and Tiffany jokingly discuss the effects of different psychiatric medications, such as Lithium, Abilify, Xanax and Clonazepam, among others.

Tiffany downs two vodkas, and is also seen taking several swigs from a beer bottle.

Danny says he was put in the mental institution for crystal meth and alcohol abuse.

Pat's outbursts can be upsetting. The flashback scene with the beating is edited over his first breakdown with chaotic rock music. This may upset some viewers.

During Pat's first breakdown he accidentally knocks down his mother, so his father starts violently hitting him. The scene is very intense.

Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity

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