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Sex & Nudity


Frobisher and his lover, Sixsmith, wake up in bed together. We see Frobisher fully nude from the backside as he dresses, he then shares a quick but passionate kiss with Sixsmith before he leaves.

Frobisher writes later that he began an affair with Jocasta, Vyvyan's wife. There is a brief scene of their affair; Jocasta disrobes in front of Frobisher (we see her bare upper back), climbs into bed with him as they begin to passionately kiss and caress. Its implied he performs oral sex on her.

A sex scene takes place between Sonmi 451 and Hae Joo Chang. They are both seen fully nude, passionately kissing, groping, and thrusting forward. We see both their bare backsides, as well as Sonmi's breasts. A friend of Sonmi 451's has sex with a man late at night with Sonmi 451 watching. There is no nudity, but we see the girl sprawled on a table, legs spread, and the man thrusting forward forcefully.

Timothy recalls a memory when he was a teenager of trying to lose his virginity to his then girlfriend. We see the two begin to passionately kiss and caress, while covered with sheets (we see shoulders and legs) when the girl's parents interrupt. As Timothy tries to explain, he covers his crotch with a cat, ending up in disastrous (yet funny) results.

Female clones' breasts are briefly visible as they dress for the day. And they're routinely subjected to leering looks, and suggestive gestures. A man at one point clutches one of their backsides. A young man pretends to ejaculate on a female clone. They wear tight tops and extremely short skirts.

Dead naked female clones are seen hanging (somewhat at a distance).

There are several sexual one-liners and innuendos made throughout the movie.

Toe sucking scene with clone

Violence & Gore


Two death scenes take place involving a gun in someone's mouth. The first is sudden, and we see blood spray onto the wall and bed behind the victim. In the second instance, we hear the gunshot, and later see the bloody results.

Woman is killed by a remote controlled explosive collar, causing blood to spurt everywhere. It is later revealed that all clones are eventually killed, and literally fed to the next generation of clones. The clones are killed by an (sort of) electric chair, decapitated (off screen), and then shipped around a factory to be conerted into foodstuff. We see thousands of hanging, bloody bodies without heads.

A futuristic chase scene with plenty of gunshots and explosions.

Brutal fights take place between Zachary's tribe and Kona barbarians. A man has his throat slit (seen at a distance), a young boy is shot and killed by a crossbow, and a village is destroyed. We see heads stuck onto pikes and burning houses and corpses.

There are several other scenes of violence throughout the film, some stronger than others, but none of them are very long. The camera watches a man's fall from the top of a skyscraper as he hits the ground, with blood and guts flying forth. Autua is seen being whipped, we see some bloody scars. A shootout and chase in San Francisco involves a violent car crash, a few mild wounds, and a man receiving several blows to the head from a wrench, causing blood to ooze. An airplane explodes, a man dies after being hit in the head with a trunk of gold (we see blood ooze).

A dog is shot off-screen.

A woman while driving, is forced off of a bridge into the water.

A rather violent (yet comedic) bar fight causes a man's tooth to be dislodged. We see a keg smashed over someone's head, tables turned, and people mercilessly punched and kicked. Autua gets into a fight with the doctor in the hull of the ship, and at one point, bites the man to get him away.


20 or so f-words, and one use of the c-word. Several uses of s__t, damn, hell, 'for Chr*st's sake' and other profanity.

Racial slurs and speech are rather prominent in this film, as racism/classism/dehumanization/etc is an underlying theme throughout the film.

Many smoke cigarettes throughout the movie. Alcohol is consumed at some points as well.

Marijuana is smoked a few times during the 70's scenes.

Most of the violent scenes are intense.

This movie is certainly not appropriate for young audiences due to the strong violence, graphic sex scene and other sexual situations, language, and emotion felt from the sad scenes.

A lot of racism and otherwise dehumanization of minorities is depicted throughout the film, which may disturb some.

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Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use

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