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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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Sex & Nudity

7/10

The film is about female prostitution (which can be disturbing to some).

Luli McMullen (Chloe Grace), 13, is a girl who has grown up around an adult lifestyle. She wears low-cut, revealing clothing throughout, all skin-tight; short shirts (bare arms & belly visible), & extremely low-cut shorts (bare legs & buttocks are shown).

Luli acts VERY sexual & seductive throughout the film, asking men if they think she's pretty enough to kiss.

There is a scene where Luli is holding a gun in front of a mirror, and she is wearing a baby-blue tank top, & extremely low-cut rainbow colored underwear (bare arms, legs, and thighs are shown; buttocks can be seen); she's quoting Dirty Harry; Luli make pop sounds from her mouth while pretending to shoot the gun. Luli looks down the front of her shirt to check her breasts out, she then squeezes them through her shirt.

A teenaged girl changes her clothes in the front seat of a car. No nudity is shown, but bare arms are seen.

Glenda (Blake Lively) wears a long, red dress throughout most of the movie.

There is an implied rape scene. Nothing is seen or heard but it is obvious she is raped. We hear a voiceover of Luli rapidly naming the letters of the alphabet; she is calm at first, then around "K", she starts hesitating; when she says the letter "O", she is heard moaning sensually, then begins to cry as she says the last few letters (obviously, the voiceover is expressing what she is feeling during the implied "rape").

Luli is tied to a bed, her hands & feet bound to the frame. She is wearing a very low-cut blue nightgown, which reveals her bare legs (thighs and buttocks can be seen as she tosses around trying to get free, cursing, & calling for help).

Violence & Gore

5/10

Not much violence at all, yet one of the instances is strong

two people are killed/shot:

Glenda's death is very upsetting.

Luli is forced to shoot Eddie at the very end of the film.

The death of Eddie is Very Intense.

Profanity

7/10 "s" words, "f" words, "tits". Some blasphemy.

5/10

People drink at a bar. A guy and girl play a drinking game. She is underage.

A girl's 13th birthday party is held in a bar, with lots of alcohol being consumed, not always responsibly. A very drunk patron drives away from the party.

A young woman and a young girl snort some cocaine. The girl has minor hallucinations that involve blurred and colored images. Nothing too extreme.

A man and two women are in a room littered with drugs and drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe.

Quite a bit of smoking cigarettes.

5/10

The film is emotional, with many scenes of comedic levity to balance it out, & some dark/violent scenes as well.

This film deals with themes of adolescence, maturity, choices, & the burden of growing up... A definitive coming-of-age story.

A teenaged girl feigns an epileptic fit, which causes an elderly man to have a heart attack.

The encounter in the bathroom can be seen as intense.

Luli (Chloe Grace) is raped by Eddie (Eddie Redmayne) in a field of grass; it is implied, but not shown as we see Luli running into the field with Eddie after her; the camera pans upward over the field, but you can't see anything since it's dark out. A voiceover from Luli (see "Sex/Nudity" section) is heard as she names off the letters from the alphabet; as the audio continues, we hear Luli's voice begin to pitch higher as she starts to pant/moan, then begins crying (implying that we were hearing the feeling she was experiencing at the moment without any visual presentation). Very Sudden & Upsetting

The next scene, Luli is tied/bound to a bed; She starts screaming for help, but no one answers. Not a moment later, Eddie walks through the door and un-restrains Luli, apologizing for what he'd done to her. He offers her a necklace that he made, and continues to talk to her. Eddie hears something and wals out for a moment. Luli then starts to daydream about her drawings, which relaxes her. Soon, Glenda (Blake Lively) arrives, & unties Luli. Eddie shows up with a gun in his hand; he argues with Glenda, and tells her that Luli wants to stay with him, yet Glenda pushes back. Eddie continues to discuss Luli's fate with Glenda, who in turn wants nothing to do with Eddie. Unexpectedly, Eddie shoots at Glenda, who falls down; Shocking. Eddie breaks down crying, & curls Glenda's body next to his while Luli goes for the gun in her backpack. Eddie gets up, and walks over to the other side of the room while Luli nervously raises the weapon, shaking it in her hand (she doesn't know that it is loaded at this point). Eddie turns around & Luli fires the gun (no actual shot is heard as the audio becomes muted, but you do hear a low-pitched pop, kind of like a "thud" sound); we see a bloody bullet shot on his chest before he falls down; Luli breaks down into tears. VERY DISTURBING & EMOTIONAL; Defiantly the most traumatic part of the film

This film DOES send a very good message....

OVERALL SCORE: 27/50.

14 - 15+

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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking

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