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At least 2 sexual references through jokes, one older woman describes a story she heard of one of the main characters wearing a sheer see-through night gown to "show off her boobs" and suggests that her and the other main character did sexual things. There is a brief, but very clear, image of a drawing of a naked woman's body, front and back.

A man is discussed as being effeminate or homosexual.

The main male role picks up a small caliber rifle and shoots the main female character 4 times in the back. This scene isn't graphic but very sudden and changes the overall feel of the film dramatically.

There's almost one of every common curse word: d*mn, f*ck, b*tch, h*ll.

References to murder.

There is one scene that lasts a couple minutes of a car crash involving 4 teenagers- its obvious they were thrown all around and out of the vehicles. 1 girl flew through the windshield and lays on the hood of a car all bloody, 1 boy lays on the ground by the vehicles all bloody, and 2 teens are in the 2 cars and their faces are bloody as well. However, it is made clear that this is simulation put on by the police to as a lesson about auto safety with Bernie transporting one "victim" who cautions him about remaining in character as the boy starts to laugh.

A woman is found in a freezer dead (but you only see the very top of her head). Later, a forensic photo of the dead woman's face is presented to the jury.

Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief strong language

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