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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

This film contains a lot of parties, some of which involve sexual situations. Women are sometimes seen in bikinis, dancing and prancing on stages and playing strip poker. Two women are briefly seen kissing each other passionately as part of a montage.

Eduardo and his girlfriend make their way into a bathroom stall, kissing and groping each other passionately. They undo each others clothes (although there is no nudity). The girl unbuckles his belt, and begins to make her way down (oral sex is heavily implied). In the stall next door, it is heavily implied that Mark and the girl that he's with do the same thing, according to the sounds.

In the cold, students entering the school are asked questions about its history, and must remove clothing if they answer a question wrong. One male student is seen in his underwear.

At another party, a girl lies down in an upstairs bedroom, and allows men to snort cocaine off her bare torso (she is wearing a bra). She is shown smiling, and the men are seen about to snort (but it is not shown).

Sean shares adulterous relations, and at one point, sleeps with a girl in her apartment. She is seen wearing underwear that partially show her backside, and he is seen shirtless. She is seen partially getting into a shower later.

Mark creates "FaceMash," in which guys judge girls on who's hotter. Some sexual jokes are made, one of which mentioning necrophilia.

Two college students visit Erica (Mark's girlfriend) in her and her roommate's dorm-room. They hold up a bra and laugh, presumably because they've read one of Mark's blog posts about Erica's small bra size.

Violence & Gore

A girl overreacts to a man's attitude, and burns a present he gave her, and then tosses the flaming object in a trash can. She then pushes the can on its side and onto his bed, threatening to burn the whole place down.

A few reactions of people yelling, smashing and throwing things.

Profanity

19 uses of "shit" (including at least 3 uses of "bullshit" and 1 of "holy shit"), 7 of "bitch" (3 written), 4 of "asshole" (1 written), 4 of "hell," 3 of "Jesus Christ," 2 each of "fuck," "Goddamn," "slut," "ass," the middle finger, "Oh my God" and "Jesus," and 1 use each of "Oh, Jesus Christ," "pissed," "For God's sake," "damn" and "Oh God."

A fair amount of social drinking

We see a man lighting a joint

We see a women popping a pill during a party

Mark writes in his blog that he is "a little drunk"

We see a girl using a bong (she is clearly high)

Cocaine is snorted offscreen on a girl's torso (she is wearing a bra). We later see the cocaine being brushed off her body and hidden.

Overall pretty R-rated drug stuff for a PG-13 movie, at least by the MPAA's conservative standards.

Near the end is a tense scene in which Eduardo smashes Mark's computer and confronts him.

The movie is rather dark in tone.

A fairly mature film. Recommended for ages 13-14 and up.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language
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