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Half joking, a man tells the visiting protagonist that she apparently couldn't keep him out of her dreams. A former lover of the protagonist's father tells her that she rekindled her relationship with him for a day or two. "Then he was gone again," she says.


A girl is beaten by other women. One throws hot coffee in her face, and they punch, kick (she tries to bite one of them back) and drag her to a barn. Hours later, she lies half conscious, with her eyes, nose, and mouth swollen and streaked with dried blood. She spits a tooth and a little blood out. Her face remains swollen for a bit of time.

A dead squirrel is skinned. Blood, skin, and briefly intestines seen.

The hands of a dead man are removed (just off-screen) with a chain saw for legal proof of death. The severed hand is seen.

A girl's hair is grabbed and pulled briefly; another man jostles her as he makes her get into his truck.


About 12 uses of 'shit', 9 of 'fuck', 6 of 'ass', and 1 of "son of a bitch". Also 7 instances of 'hell', 3 of 'God' (1 with 'damn'), 2 more of 'damn', and 1 of 'Jesus'.

A man snorts cocaine in front of a girl twice, asking her if she's developed a taste for it yet. Another man asks her if she wants to do "a line" or "blow some smoke." A woman gives her a "doobie" for the walk home.

Some smoking. A girl takes painkillers after she's beaten. A somewhat prideful reference to a drug lab. Cooking crank is mentioned once.

A beating. Several threats. Some scenes with tension.

The film is rather dark. The harsh Missouri community in it may disturb some.

Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content

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