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A man passionately kisses a woman and he makes a vaguely sexual remark to get the woman's teenage son to leave the room.

We see a man wearing what appears to be a robe (we only see long-shots and shoulder-up shots, but it is implied that he is nude under his robe) and when he lifts his leg, a woman makes a crude joking remark about the man's genitals being visible.

A man grabs a woman's buttocks in front of another woman after making a sly sexual remark, and another woman listening makes a remark to the other woman that she would "be on her back" if the man had made a similar sexual remark to her.

A woman tells two women and a man the pick-up line used by her boyfriend; one of the women acts annoyed and the other makes a crude sexual remark about how she would perform oral sex on the man if he had told her something similar.

A man jokes with a teen boy, asking if the boy "gets laid."

A boy rubs two plastic figurines against one another, a teen boy tells the boy that the figurines are brother and sister and the boy responds that he does not care, they are "hooking up."

A woman tells another woman that her former husband has identified himself as gay and we hear the woman making a series of jokes about her former husband's sexuality.

A man warns a teen boy that his genitals could "hang out" when wearing swimming trunks

A woman crudely, half-jokingly tells a man that she would like to get tan on her breasts

A teenage girl and boy share a kiss

1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 11 sexual references, 11 scatological terms (3 mild), 10 anatomical term (1 mild). One use of middle finger

There is a scene where a woman tells another woman that a woman called her a "C-U-Next-Tuesday; a slang sentence that if you see the first letter of the four words I abbreviated it spells the word (cunt).

A woman offhandedly mentions that her older son "deals drugs."

We see a young man holding a baggie of what appears to be marijuana and a group of men and women follow him (it is implied that they go to smoke marijuana; we do not see them smoking, but later see them acting intoxicated.)

A teen girl tells a group of teenagers that she would "do drugs" with her children when they are older.

Throughout the movie we see men and women drinking beer and wine.

We see people mixing cocktails throughout the movie.

Two women tell different stories about blacking out from drinking too much alcohol.

A teen girl is seen grabbing bottles and cans of beer as her father watches.

A boy tries to grab a beer from a cooler and a man warns him not to take the beer.

A woman appears to be drinking and is drunk throughout the movie, including stumbling drunkenly.

A teen girl tells other teen girls that her father allows her to drink whenever she wants and would allow her friends to "party."

A man smokes a cigar on one occasion.

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material

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