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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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There are some sexual references in the film when Chris asks Davis for advice about his sexuality.

There is also a scene where Karen is verbally harassed by a stranger who asks if he could touch her breasts.

The film contains utterances of coarse language such as the expletives 'motherf**ker' and 'f**k'. These are used in a non-aggressive manner as part of the characters' conversations with one another.

"F***K" and/or "Motherf***ker" was mentioned 25+ times during the duration of the film. Twelve of them were used in one scene in a conversation between the main character and a 15 year old boy. This scene lasted 3 minutes.

There are some drug references in the film where the female protagonist, Karen, is implied to be abusing marijuana.

In one instance, she purchases a pack of marijuana from an elderly man and licks a piece of paper in preparation of a joint. There are, however, no further details as she is later seen smoking from a distance.

Other instances where Karen is implied to be consuming marijuana depict her holding a joint between her fingers and a glowing ember seen inside her vehicle which is parked at a distance.

'Demolition' is a drama revolving around Davis Mitchell, a successful investment banker who loses his wife in a car accident. In an attempt to cope with the traumatic experience, Davis sets out to unravel his life by deconstructing the objects around him; including his home. He also writes multiple complaint letters to a vending machine company which leads him to befriend Karen, the company's customer service officer, and her son, Chris.

The film also contains some potentially harmful imitable behavior. For instance, Davis asks Chris to fire a loaded weapon at him after putting on a bulletproof vest. Another example shows Davis and Chris destroying his home using various heavy tools.

Official MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior


Green: General - Suitable for all ages, parental guidance is advised for some content/thematic elements, the strongest of which are in bold.

[Blue]: Age Advisory - Suitable for 16 and above, parental guidance strongly recommended, due to moderate portrayal of some content.

Rated R for language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior

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