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A female strips naked multiple times and you see full frontal nudity.

Another female is seen getting out of a bathtub with her boyfriend, breasts, vagina and butt seen.

Many scenes of sexual activity, including oral and vaginal. Not much detail, and no male private parts shown.

Many conversations of sexual intercourse, often times graphic.

The whole film is based on sexual activities.

Cheryl (Helen Hunt) enters a room and takes off her clothes. She is fully nude, showing breasts, buttocks and pubic hair as she joins Mark (John Hawkes) in bed. A similar scene involving both characters occurs later in the film.

A montage of Cheryl and Mark having sex occurs. Cheryl is fully nude, showing her bare buttocks and breasts. Her bare buttocks can also be seen when she enters the bathroom.

Cheryl drops a bathrobe, showing full rear nudity. She turns around to show her breasts and vagina. She enters a pool and her breasts can be seen. Her breasts are clearly seen from underwater when she is submerged.


Many uses of the Fuck, Shit, etc. Sexual terms (boner, cum, etc.)


A couple of scenes where adults consume alcohol.


In one scene where a couple is having sex, the woman has her breasts on top of a man's face, and he is momentarily unable to breathe.

In another scene, the electrical power goes out, causing a man's iron lung to stop working, so he has to be transported to the hospital.

The ending is depressing as it involves a character's death.

Overall: 17/50 - The whole movie is about a disabled man hiring someone to have sex. The film is emotionally intense because the disabled 50 year old male virgin falls in love with the person he hired. Profanity is used as well.

Rated R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue
Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:14 / Canada:18A (DVD rating) / Canada:14A (Ontario) (theatrical rating) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (DVD rating) / Denmark:A / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:16 / Ireland:16 / Japan:R18+ / Japan:R15+ (edited version) / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:16 / Norway:A / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / Spain:16 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:14 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #47329)

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