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Will and Libby smooch on several occasions and engage in some playful foreplay in bed. She straddles him and strokes his chest. He begins to tickle her.

Libby wears a sensual nightgown.

Will is shown naked in a bathtub (we see him from the waist up) and sometimes walks around shirtless. Man and woman kiss on porch and man carries woman inside the house.


Reminders of the murders are everywhere.

Will finds a newspaper graphic of his house, showing where the bodies lay.

Libby finds bullet holes in the wall.

Will discovers bloody bullet wounds on his eldest daughter's neck and shoulder.

Libby uncovers a bloody hole in their youngest's belly and a painful-looking exit wound in her back.

The girls complain of pain and that they can't breathe, and then they appear to die in their parents' arms.

Later, we see the actual murders in flashback mode. The scene is not bloody except for a trickle of red running down Will's forehead, but it is painful to watch.

Will, while institutionalized, is prone to flying into rages, and we see his fits via video replay. We also see grotesque-looking stitches on his head.

A man tries to run Will over with a car.

When police come and do nothing, Will threatens to kill the car's driver himself. He scuffles with and threatens an innocent man.

Someone is shot twice in the gut.


1 F-Word, 2 S-Words and a few uses of "ass." Two religious profanities. Jesus Chr*st

Although the MPAA content description reads "brief strong language", the language is not that bad, other than its f-word.


Will and others drink champagne and/or beer at a going-away party.

A man pops a champagne cork at an office party and pours it into glasses (no one is seen drinking) and a glass of beer sits untouched on a kitchen table.

A person smokes outside a building.


The whole movie is very intense and frightening.

There are several jump scenes.

It is very upsetting when the two little girls die, and when Will has to say goodbye to his wife.

Total: 28/50 Suitable for 13+

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language
Argentina:13 / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:PG (British Columbia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / Germany:16 / Ireland:15A / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG13 / South Korea:15 / Spain:12 / UK:15 / USA:PG-13 (certificate #46959)

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