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Parents Guide for
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People are seen topless frequently throughout the film, this is mostly men, but in some scenes it includes women.

There are a number of naked women in posters around the house.

A couple scenes set in a strip club. In one scene, the main character receives a private dance from a girl where she is only wearing a thong.

There is also a short scene where one dancer is on stage dancing erotically wearing only a g-string.

A man's bare butt is seen.

A man has sex with a woman from behind in a bathroom and is shown thrusting behind her after taking cocaine. Brief and you can see her breasts.

A man is seen looking at porn, and it seen from a distance referencing oral sex but no nudity or detail is seen.

Some mild references.


Two men fake-fight in a wrestling match, when one is on the floor, he takes a small razor and cuts is forehead to make it look like the other man injured him.

In one match, a man staples his nipples with a staple gun, then staples a note to his forehead.He then staples his opponent three times. He then is hit with a plastic leg and with a dustbin. One man is then smashed through glass and thrown through a table wrapped in barbed wire. A man is thrown into barbed wire and briefly gets stuck in it. A decent amount of blood is seen splattered in the ring. Also, a fork is stabbed into a mans chest.

A woman throws objects at her father, one hits him in the head.

A man purposely rams his hand into a ham slicer and blood squirts everywhere and is seen dripping down his face.

A third wrestling match, no blood in this one.


Frequent use of strong language (eg 'fuck').

Some use of milder language (eg 'shit').


A man injects steroids into his butt.

characters buy and use performance drugs such as steroids and painkillers.

A man snorts cocaine.

Causal smoking and drinking is shown.


Some intense scenes and some dark/sad scenes.

Total - 37/50

Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug use
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Australia:M (TV rating) / Austria:16 / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Chile:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 / Ireland:16 / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #44697)

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