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6/10

Very mild sexual references, with the exception of three stronger scenes:

One implies sexual activity but is not directly shown, another shows a guy preparing to masturbate but he is interrupted (no nudity) and another shows the same guy betting an erection under a sheet (again, there is no nudity).

A guy performs suggestive yoga moves on the wives. One of the women enjoys it. comments are made later that it was inappropriate.

There are several discussions about sex (heterosexual and homosexual), masturbation, etc.

A man gets out of a pond naked, he stands there naked with a branch and leaf blocking the view of his genitals.

A couple is shown kissing and it is implied that they are about to have sex.

A couple kisses very passionately, banging around in a storage room, heavy breathing, etc. It is implied that they have sex in the room. A bare-chested man, in an overhead shot, lies on a bed and the camera cuts to a woman wearing a sleeveless top (revealing slight cleavage) who stands above him holding a lighted candle and saying "Baby..." and "Daddy" while dripping melted candle wax on the man's abdomen; she then says, "bang, bang" and he replies "pow, pow" and it is implied that they have sex. A man is involved in two scenes that suggest masturbation: In one, his wife locks herself in the bedroom, he sets a picture of a woman wearing a bikini beside the couch where he lies, raises his shirt, squirts lotion on his lower abdomen and is interrupted by a room service waiter; another scene shows the man lying on a massage table, he removes his clothing from underneath a sheet as the female massage therapist rubs his neck, chest, and sides, an erection rises under the sheet, the woman apologizes, and the man asks her to do "something" -- she refuses and he asks for some massage oil and tells her to leave the room. A husband and his wife grab each other, kiss passionately, push against a door breaking it in, they stumble into a darkened bedroom, breaking shelves and knick knacks as they continue to kiss, and they throw themselves on the bed; the scene ends with sex implied. Men and women kiss briefly throughout the film. In a massage scene, a woman tells the male massage therapist that she enjoys the neck rub he gives her and he tells her that he likes pleasuring people and that he has a husband. A yoga instructor places a woman on her back on a mat with her legs up over her head, he kneels between her thighs and manually pushes her legs down while talking about penetrating with a stretch and he thrusts toward her and touches her genital area with his own; the woman's husband tells him to stop pulsating. A yoga instructor walks up behind a man as he sits, reaches around and massages the man's pectoral muscles and nipples. A yoga instructor places a man on his back, straddles the man's body at the chest facing the other way, and squats, putting his buttocks in the man's face. A yoga instructor teaches couples exercises that look like intercourse (they are fully clothed): the instructor lies on top of the back of one man, face down, who is already lying on top of his wife and thrusting during one of these exercises. A male yoga instructor leads a class using sexually suggestive movements. During a group therapy session a therapist tells the group on a beach to disrobe as he drops his bathrobe to reveal only tight swim briefs, and another man is shown bare-chested to the waist and wearing a long sarong; yet another man, with an overhanging belly, says he has no drawers on, the instructor tells him to "let it all hang" and his girlfriend drops his trousers and we see his buttocks, stomach, and thighs while women in the group gasp and squeal in reaction to the size of the man's genitals (one man says, "Now the party starts"). A man wearing a sarong that reveals his bare chest and upper pelvic area approaches three women at nighttime on a beach, gives them rum, the women giggle and the man laughs, rubs his hands together, and speaks about fun, suggesting that he expects a sexual encounter. A man stares at several women in skimpy bikinis and tries to follow them. Young couples are shown dancing suggestively and thrusting to music. A married couple dances and they grab their crotches at their wedding reception. A husband asks his wife for a date and she tells him his pickup line is bad. Two men discuss how frequently they have sex with their wives, they agree that twice a week is a lot and that it is different now that they have kids. Two men discuss sex. One man adds that he is attracted to men as well as women, especially men's hot, sweaty, shining backs. Several marriage-counseling scenes among four couples include therapists asking couples how often they have sex. Two men argue about whether they need to mention everyone they have had sex with in therapy. A woman tells her ex-husband that she left him for sexual adventures like one-night stands and nameless sex. A woman says that she and her husband have not had sex during the retreat. A man states several times that he is too old and tired for sex. A yoga instructor repeatedly says, "Boom" softly, every time his crotch touches someone else, which is often. A resort manager tells four couples that one part of the resort is for couples to work on their relationships and the other part is for sex. A man tells other men that the younger couples are having sex and that he has more serious things to do, like getting back together with his wife. A husband and his wife tell friends that they may divorce because the wife cannot become pregnant, but they want to go to a couples' retreat for help. A husband and his wife tell their teen daughter that the clothing she is wearing for a date is unacceptable; her skirt is described as "only a maxi-pad," and they tell her that she is sending blatant sexual signals. A father tells his teen daughter that he does not want to see bikini pictures of her on her FaceBook page. Twice in a department store, a 3-year-old boy uses a demonstration toilet on the sales floor: The first time, we see a stream of urine entering the toilet and the second time he is shown sitting on it with his pants on his ankles. Many scenes feature women in low-cut tops that reveal cleavage and skirts or shorts that reveal thighs up to the bottom of the buttocks. A teen girl wears a micro-mini skirt with a tight-knit tube top that reveals bare abdomen and slight cleavage. Several women are shown wearing underwear that reveals the bottom of their buttocks, full thighs and legs and some cleavage. A man appears in several scenes in very tight swimming briefs revealing his entire, shaved body (his genitals create an oversized bulge. A man is presumably fully nude with a palm frond blocking any view of his genitals. Three men are shown shirtless, in boxer shorts that reveal bare chests, calves, knees and partial thighs. Many scenes feature women in skimpy bikinis and bare-chested men wearing tight swim briefs. Male dancers wear loincloths. In a slide presentation, an exotic island locale features pictures of women in bikinis, bare-chested men swimming in the sea, and men and women kissing. Several scenes show men or women on massage tables in close-up, showing bare necks and shoulders.

4/10

Vince Vaughn's character gets bitten by a shark and we see some blood in the water. The wound (more like a scratch) is later shown in close-up.

5/10

No f-words.

The s-word is used multiple times, with around four uses in the same scene.

5/10

Adults are seen having wine and alcoholic beverages during dinner.

Teenagers and young adults are seen drinking.

2/10

The sharks swimming in the water may be frightening for some younger viewers.

Total Explicit Rating: 22







Rated PG-13 for: Adult Content, Mild Violence, Adult Language, Brief Nudity.(HBO advisory)


MPAA:
Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language (re-rating on appeal)
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Finland:K-11 / Germany:6 / Ireland:15A / Malaysia:18PL / Netherlands:12 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (original rating) / USA:PG-13 (re-rating on appeal) (certificate #45636)

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