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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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- A brief and mild scene in which a young couple begins to undress. Apx. G or PG level

- A woman makes a reference to taking lovers.

- A man uses the word 'shag' in reference to the above statement.

- A man climbs out of bed and the side of his bottom is very briefly seen. Another man is seen fully nude, covering his genitals with his hand, although a little pubic hair is seen. Apx. PG-13 or R level, although not harmful to younger audiences

- A crash scene takes place at the very start of the film. The view is an extreme close-up of the driver upon the moment of impact and the screen cuts to black immediately, only visually suggesting at a collision, and through the sound effect. This is a shocking moment although no blood or injury is depicted either during it or in the following scenes in which the driver is seen in hospital. Apx PG level

- A father and son scuffle in a fight for a gun. This culminates in the son hitting his father on the head with the gun. Blood is evident in the aftermath of the attack and in subsequent scenes as a wound. Apx. PG-13 level

- A brief and undetailed description is given of the callous shooting of a young man.

- A man is threatened with a Rottweiler for a period of apx. 20 seconds. This is shown in part, twice. Apx. PG level

- Armed police break into a house. Two characters are seen frightened and being handcuffed while lying on the floor.

- A group of men break into a house, spraying its residents with red paint and smashing expensive items such as a car, a TV, a table and a gun. This scene is somewhat comical.

- Apx. 200 uses of f**k and four uses of c**t. Many of these are offhand; few are particularly aggressive. This is very much in keeping with the level of profanity used in working-class Britain. Certainly R level

- Characters drink on several occasions during the film, including lager, bitter, wine and cider. None, however, are seen to be drunk.

- Apx. four scenes of smoking. One of these is shown to certainly be marijuana; the others are less detailed and could as easily be tobacco as marijuana. These are not very instructive, nor do they glamorise drug use as it is shown to be purely recreational, and not necessarily enhancing to the characters' mental states. Apx. R level, although quite a soft R

- Themes of psychological illness, gangsterism and familial break-up are frequently explored in the film, often with highly emotional results. Apx PG or PG-13 level

- Scenes surrounding the shooting of a young man are quite intense and potentially frightening to younger viewers.

- Police break into a house and handcuff two characters on screen. This comes as a great shock during the scene and the overall effect is very dramatic and intense, even to audiences over-18.

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