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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 shirtless young man lying in bed reads aloud a series of provocative text messages between himself and a young woman: the messages detail how they had thought of one another in the shower, their mutual anticipation of initiating a sexual relationship, bathing together, kissing, and having sex; a remark describes the conversation as a "cheap porn book."

A young man reads emails from a young woman aloud, stating, "You are so sexy" and explaining that a young woman feels "an intense physical connection" between herself and the young man.

We see text messages exchanged between a young man and a young woman stating that they will dream of the other person.

A young woman tells a young man how attractive his bare chest is in a photograph and how she would not be able to keep her hands off him.

A shirtless young man, seen lying in bed, is asked by an unseen man if he would take a young woman's virginity or simply "kiss her and send her home."

The bare chest and back of a young man are seen after he climbs out of bed.

Two young men are seen shirtless on two different occasions.

Three young men are seen shirtless as they swim in a lake.

A young man looks at digital photographs of a young woman posing with another young woman's hands on her behind.

A young man manipulates a digital photograph of a young woman (her bare back is visible), and superimposes it next to a photograph of himself (his bare chest is visible).

We see multiple digital photographs on a young man's computer of a young woman who is implied to be topless (nudity is covered by a guitar).

A digital photograph of a shirtless man is seen on a computer screen.

A young man and a woman hug; the woman holds onto the young man after they hug and the young man pulls away.

A young man puts his hand down the waistband of his pants (in a non-sexual way).

Violence & Gore


A mentally handicapped young man is seen strapped into a wheelchair: he grunts loudly and slaps himself in the face as a woman explains to another young man that she is adding drugs to calm him (we see the woman injecting a syringe into his feeding tube bladder).

The shouts and grunts of a mentally handicapped young man are heard and a woman says she does not know why the young man is upset.

We see text on the screen explaining that a young man had died (there's no explanation as to why or how).

A young man reads an email aloud from a girl stating that her snake had died after being sick and that she found it dead in the cage.

A young man reads an email aloud from a girl stating that another man needs to wear his "brain bucket" when he is skateboarding.

A woman jokingly tells a young man that a mentally handicapped young man will "bludgeon her to death" with a soup pot.

A woman tells a young man that she is starting chemotherapy for treatment of uterine cancer (we later discover this is not true and that the woman is healthy).



1 inferred F-word ("eff off"), 3 sexual references, 5 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 2 mild obscenities and 7 religious exclamations.

Name calling (psychopaths, weirdo, liar and gullible.)


A man discusses how he has been told via email and text that a young woman and a teenage boy are being checked into rehab and he comments that he did not know they had a drinking problem.

A woman tells a man that a young woman is in rehab.

Photographs of a young woman holding various alcoholic drinks are seen.


There is a somewhat moving scene towards the end of the film.

There is a scene where Nev and his two friends are driving around in a barn around 2:30 AM, which some people could find as creepy, due to the context of their motives.

Overall: 13/50

Rated PG-13 for: Adult Content, Adult Language.(HBO advisory)

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Australia:PG / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Ireland:12A / Netherlands:9 / New Zealand:M / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #46237)

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