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It's hinted that Robert and Julie have frequent trysts. We see them kiss passionately once. And we see her remove her shirt (revealing her bra) and straddle him.

As Robert leaves his birthday party to go see Julie, Ellen suggestively teases that she hasn't even had a chance to give him his birthday present yet. And for much of the film, she seems to be utterly unaware of his infidelity.

Further, Ellen tells Robert she's known about all his illicit lovers through the years. She says she's been willing to put up with it because he's been so good at monetarily taking care of their family.

Several women wear outfits that reveal cleavage.

Julie wears a formfitting top.

Ellen exercises in an off-the-shoulder workout sweatshirt sans bra.


We see the car accident that claims Julie's life, the vehicle flipping several time and finally exploding.

Robert suffers a gash to his head and a massive bruise on his chest.

A huge wound is seen on the neck of Julie's lifeless body.

Photographs of the scene later show her charred remains.

Robert loses his temper with an accountant and pins him up against a wall in a heated argument.


60+ F-Words, and 5 or 6 uses of Shit.

We hear a handful of uses each of "a," "bch," "dn" and "h."

There are two uses of "n-gger."

God's name is paired with "dn" four or five times; Jesus' is abused three or four.

Throughout the film, characters consume various alcoholic beverages, mostly in social settings.

Robert is shown drinking from a bottle of alcohol late one night as he tries to cope with the mounting pressure.

Julie smokes cigarettes, as do some other people at her art exhibit.

In a stressful moment, we see Julie dice up cocaine on a mirror and snort it.

Robert takes prescription medication for pain caused by the accident


This movie is pretty disturbing for some due to a load of language and graphic violence.

There is a lot of anger and alcohol.

There's one major violent scene (a car crash with a dead body and blood.)

As well as some threatening and arguing.

This movie may be emotional for some

Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use

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