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Stephen and Molly are shown in bed. No nudity is shown

Rape reference.

Stephen and Molly are shown having sex. Nothing is seen. The shots are from the shoulders up, but it is very obvious that they are having sex.

One character admits to having sex with another character. For specifics, see the following spoiler. Molly admits to having sex with Morris.

A girl has an abortion. She is seen checking into and leaving the clinic. Nothing graphic is shown or discussed.


A young woman is found dead of an apparent suicide/overdose.


Between 50 and 75 uses of the f-word.

Most of the time, it is said by Paul Zara, Tom Duffy, or Stephen Meyers.

3/10 Paul Zara is seen smoking in several scenes

Characters spend time at bars. There is drinking, but no one appears drunk.

A reference to a couple of characters (one underage) being drunk.


The second half of the film is dark, intense, and unsettling.

Many people may find Molly's death upsetting and depressing

Some people may be upset by the fact that abortion becomes a somewhat main theme in the latter half of the movie

Rated R for pervasive language
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