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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 thrusts into a woman from behind against a window, they are fully naked and he climaxes.

A woman strips and is shown fully undressed (genitalia slightly obscured) as she walks toward a man.

A man has hard sex with a nude woman from behind, thrusting against a hotel window. Seen from a distance for about 5 seconds.

A man engages in a threesome with two women, shot in long takes in a close up shot, with him sucking on the woman's breasts and buttocks, kissing down their chests as the women pleasure each other and he thrusts vigorously from behind one of them until he climaxes.

A woman removes her bra, she kisses and caresses a man who caresses back, but stops. Lasts about 20 seconds.

A woman is seen fully nude in a shower stall, although her pubis hides her genitalia. Full frontal shown for 5-6 seconds.

A man and woman have clothed sex in dark lighting. He thrusts and climaxes. A man masturbates a few times (his penis is shown briefly). A man is often walks in his home completely nude (butt, genitals).

The protagonist walks in the back of a gay nightclub where several couples are seen in the background engaging in various acts (obscured). He then briefly makes out with a man before having oral sex performed on him (nothing is shown), he moans and climaxes.

A man briefly masturbates a clothed woman before he is interrupted. A webcam briefly shows a woman stripping and talking dirty.

A woman is overheard having sex with a man, nothing shown, and the woman's brother hears this and becomes agitated.

Violence & Gore

A person is unconscious with blood on his/her wrists and some of it on clothes and the floor.

As a result of some vulgar behavior, a man is kicked and punched by another man a couple times. His face has a medium bruise.


51 uses of 'fuck', 8 of 'shit', 5 of 'ass' (1 used crudely), and 3 of 'asshole'. Some mostly moderate sexual dialogue, with one exception. Much of the language is used in an angry or serious context.

Social drinking and a few characters are noticeably drunk in a few scenes.

A man snorts a line of cocaine to reduce anxiety.

A man is asked if he wants to get high, but he does not do it.

The bloody scene in the "Violence" section is emotional and possibly intense.

The film's tone is occasionally disquieting.

A few potentially intense arguments.

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Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content

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