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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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-A girl has a large, dark birthmark covering half her face and body (including genitals). She doesn't want anyone to see it for fear of being ridiculed. A guy has footage of her stripping naked and sets it up to play over a college campus' TV sets. She goes home after being humiliated and starts to scrub her skin with bleach and Brillo pad. She's seen stumbling down a hallway, naked and bleeding. (Full frontal nudity.)

-A girl is revealed to have been molested by her father as a little girl.

-A girl is modelling for an art class. (She's completely naked.)

-A guy is seen in the shower. (His bare back and buttocks are seen.)

-A man is giving oral sex to a girl. She bites her lip in pleasure.

-A striptease scene shows a few girls dancing fully nude. (Long scene.)

-A man and a woman are having sex. (Bare breasts are seen and passionate moaning is heard.)

The movie contains some strong scenes of sadistic violence.

-It's revealed that a guy's parents were murdered in front of him as a child by an axe murderer. This is his greatest fear.

-A guy's brother died in a car crash when he drove home drunk.

-A guy is knocked unconcious, chained to a radiator and has a gun fired next to his ear, making him deaf.

-A girl is shown scrubbing her skin with bleach and a brillo pad. She's seen stumbling down a hallway, naked and bleeding.

A man sees cuts appearing on a girl, the longer he watches, the more cuts appear.

-A girl is locked in a room with a huge piece of rotting beef. She's told to eat it or die. It's revealed that the girl was molested by her father as a child. He used to work in a meat-packing plant and she can't stand the smell or taste of meat. She eventually eats it after a week of starving.

-A guy is knocked out and tied to a chair. He's shown video footage of a girl being tortured.

-A guy is hit with an axe.

-A guy is shot in the back of the head.

-A guy stands over a mortally wounded guy as he bleeds out.

A guy throws another guy's corpse into a room with a girl locked in. He asks her how long it will take to get through it and throws in a small knife.

Profanity including many uses of 'fuck'.

Some drinking and driving.

Some disturbing scenes. The movie's theme is about people's greatest fears and how a school project goes wrong.

A girl is locked in a room with a rotten piece of meat and forced to eat it. She's later left with a young man's dead body and asked how long it will take her to get through it.

-A girl is seen scrubbing her birthmarks with bleach.

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing sadistic content, graphic sexuality, nudity and language

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