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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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Sex & Nudity

A man and woman are seen having sex in the back seat of a car. Moans are heard but nothing too graphic is shown. We see his butt.

A woman wearing pantyhose over her panties pulls up her dress to reveal her crotch to a man. He tells her to rip open her pantyhose and there is a close-up of her panties.

A woman mimes oral sex for a man. It is shown that he has ejaculated in his pants. Another man covers his crotch to hide his erection at this scene.

A woman urinates on a man after he is stung by jellyfish. Her genitals are not shown.

A man is shown naked, hog tied on the floor of a hotel room. His buttocks are clearly seen and a part of his penis.

A man and woman have sex. Not much is seen.

A man is on the toilet naked. We don't see any private parts, but we do see his buttocks.

A man and woman have rough and violent sex in an extended scene that lasts a number of minutes. No female nudity is shown but the man's buttocks are visible. This scene also includes multiple shots of the man performing oral sex on the female, but we only see his head near the woman's crotch. The man is strangling the women as he performs oral sex.

The main character is seen only wearing his underwear on repeated occasions. In one scene he jokes to the maid about himself "jerking off" while he's in his underwear. The maid lies on the floor and imitates the young man masturbating. Nothing sexual is seen and the scene is portrayed as comic rather than erotic.

Much sexually explicit dialogue is used throughout the film.

Violence & Gore

A man is seen being stabbed. He is later shown lying on the ground with his intestines lying beside him.

A man cuts open an alligator and its insides are seen spilling out onto the ground. Very graphic.

A man is stung multiple times by jellyfish and the wounds are seen up close.

A man is seen hogtied with visible wounds on his buttocks. His face is bleeding profusely and he is surrounded by blood. The aftereffects of this are shown multiple times and the man has permanent scarring.

A man has his throat cut with a machete and a lot of blood spews out.

A woman is seen dead with blood coming out of her nose.

Two dead bodies are seen in a boat.


Multiple uses of the 'n' word and many uses of f*ck, many of which are used in a sexual context.

Many other swear words are used as well.

Cigarettes are smoked by many of the main characters.

Characters drink socially. In two scenes, a character is seen very drunk.

The scene where the dead alligator is cut open is very graphic and detailed. Definitely an intense scene.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language

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