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Lauren decides to have sex with both FDR and Tuck; to decide who is better for her. With FDR, we see the two passionately kissing and groping against a wall, undressing each other. They then proceed to hop on the kitchen counter and continue. We hear and see realistic movements and sounds, and we see Lauren stripped to a bra and panties with a shirtless FDR. He wakes in her bed the next morning (implied) naked; his groin covered by sheets.

Lauren has several crude conversations with her married friend, Trish, who tries to convince Lauren that she should meet guys and have sex. Once, Lauren calls Trish when she is having sex with her husband. It shows Trish and her husband on the floor, as she straddles him, wearing only a shirt and panties. Her husband is in boxers.

Lauren makes out passionately with both Tuck and FDR. She wears dresses that reveal cleavage, and is briefly seen wiping sweat out of her cleavage, saying her "boobs are sweaty." A fight scene at a strip club briefly shows women in bras, panties, and garter belts. FDR's apartment has a ceiling that reveals a pool above, where he watches a woman swim in a bikini.

Several sexual jokes and one-liners throughout, some cruder than others, sometimes directly mentioning sexual organs.


Dozens die in bloody gunfights. The heroes fight at least a dozen baddies in bare-knuckle fistfights and car-leaping takedowns. Men blow up in exploding vehicles, splat to the roadway at high speeds and speed off high bridges to their fiery deaths. And the key explosions and careening vehicles are intermittently showcased with slow-motion detail. Tuck and FDR come out of each battle whole but always bloodied. A man falls from a skyscraper and lands hard on a car, dead.

At one point, though, the friends turn their full attention to fighting each other over Lauren's affections. Among other things, they clear out a restaurant as they pummel and bloody each other, crash through glass walls and tumble off a balcony to smash the tables below.

To protect Trish from a killer, Tuck and FDR force her to drive through a highway guardrail and crash her car into a large pool. Tuck's son is beaten up in a Tae Kwon Do matchthe father of the opposing boy yelling for a painful outcome. Later in the film, Tuck punches the big man in the stomach to even the score.

Lauren worries that using a dating site will result in her becoming a "skin suit." To stop FDR from having sex with Lauren, Tuck shoots his friend with a tranquilizer dart. Lauren accidentally shoots Tuck in the crotch with a paintball gun.

Two karate tournaments show young boys attacking each other very roughly.


One f-word and a half-dozen s-words. Several uses each of "damn," "ass," "hell," "bitch" and "bastard." God's name is misused nearly 10 times. There's one use of "bollocks." Someone flips his middle finger at the camera.


Trish has a cup of "special milk" that she keeps her kids away from and drinks from regularly. Hong Kong partygoers drink glasses of wine and champagne. And FDR takes Lauren to a nightclub that sports lots of people with glasses of alcohol. Tuck, FDR and Lauren all drink at parties, at a caf and at home on several occasions. While on an assignment with FDR, Tuck fakes being drunk.

Trish suggests that her friend needs a joint.


The fight scenes are usually brief but quite intense.

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language.

Rated R for some sexual content (original rating)
Argentina:13 / Brazil:12 (also director's cut) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / India:A / Ireland:15A / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:12 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG13 / Singapore:NC-16 (extended version) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:7 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / UK:15 (extended version) / USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) (certificate #46664) / USA:R (original rating)

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