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Parents Guide for
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A brief shot of a fully nude man walking in the background. His genitals are briefly seen.

A brief scene where four men having a foursome. All four are naked, but no genitals are shown; only their buttocks are seen.

A very brief non-graphic scene where a man is being receiving oral sex.

A sex scene with thrusting; a man's buttocks can be seen for a prolonged period of time.

A scene where two men are showering together completely nude; only their buttocks are seen.

A man graphically describes having sex with a woman.

Since this film depicts strong sexual scenes (including homesexual sex and a foursome) as well as a shot of genital nudity, this film would receive a "hard R" rating in the USA. Most parents would find it inappropriate for children or younger teenagers; it is acceptable for those over the age of 16.


A scene where two men get into a heated argument. Lots of pushing and screaming.

A man gets punched.

Many characters are seen bleeding from the nose due to their illness.


33 uses of "fuck" and it's derivatives, 19 uses of "shit", three uses of "cock", singular uses of "ass", "dick" and "bitch", about two dozen religious exclamations. Some homophobic terms such as "fairy" and "faggot".


Characters are seen smoking in many scenes.

A character becomes severely intoxicated and is seen throwing up.

Characters are seen drinking wine and beer in many scenes.


The entire film is emotionally intense with some disturbing scenes.

30/50 - Recommended for 16+

Rated TV-MA

Suggested MPAA rating: R for sexual content, nudity, language and some disturbing images.

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