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Several implied sex scenes, no on-screen nudity.

John says "Show us your jugs" to a girl.

It is implied heavily that a man shows some girls his penis.

John makes out with several girls.

When John meets Paul, he makes a joke referencing to masterbation.

There is a scene were John exits a bathroom with a girl and it is implied they have just had sex.

There is a somewhat brief scene in which John sticks his hand up a girl skirt and fingers her as she moans, then, he drops his pants and she gets on her knees and the scene ends. (It's implied that this is a daydream)

A great amount of the sexual references are implied.


A woman is hit by a car driven by an off-duty policeman and killed.

There is a scene were John is shown throwing 2 punches one resulting in a bloody nose and the other the character is being pushed to the ground.


Around 30 F-words through the film.

Strong profanity's are a constant feature throughout the film including cock, balls, dick, etc.


Frequent scenes involving characters smoking throughout film.

Characters are shown consuming alcohol on various occasions.

There is also scenes of underage drinking by John and his bandmates.


Julia is hit by a car and killed, and she is shown dead on the ground. This has a profound emotional effect on John.

TECE: 19/50

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality
Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:PG (British Columbia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-11 / Germany:12 / Ireland:15A / Japan:R15+ / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:9 / New Zealand:M / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:7 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #45958)

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