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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


The opening scene features Whip and Katerina after implied sex. Katerina is seen fully nude from all angles (including vagina and pubes) as she rises and walks around the room, puts on a thong and then climbs on top of Whip for a second. Its implied Whip is naked, but sheets cover his groin area. R

Nicole is a prostitute and a drug addict, and its implied she will do almost anything to get her money for drugs. She is seen leaving a hotel with $100, implying prostitution, and then visits the set of a porn film, where we briefly see topless women in the background (blurred). Several men make crude jokes about how Nicole will have to be given anal sex to get her money, and one man shows her his crotch (we only see his backside for a second). She decides to leave instead of play along. R

When Whip and Nicole meet, they eventually end up living together for a short while, and its implied they have sex. Nicole massages Whip's leg, near his crotch, and the two begin to kiss. PG-13

At the hospital, Harling Mays visits Whip and gives him porno magazines (we don't see any of them), and tells him to masturbate as much as he wants (PG-13/R). Whip's bare backside is briefly seen when he wears a hospital gown, open in the back (PG-13).

Violence & Gore


During the opening crash, a flight attendant is killed when her head is bashed into two bulkheads. Her body flies around the plane as it descends and inverts. After the crash, we see another attendant's dead body (partially bloodied), and Martha screaming in pain, with some blood on her face. The second pilot is seen with scratches on his head, and we later learn his legs are crushed and his pelvis is snapped. Whip has torn ligaments and a damaged eye. On the outside, we see the plane take out a church tower, as both engines explode, and the plane crashes into a field. R

Whip knocks Nicole's landlord to the ground. He also has a fight with his son; his son wants to fight his father, but Whip, being stronger, forcefully holds him then pushes him back, as they hurl harsh insults at each other. PG-13



About 30 f-words, at least one of them paired with "mother." (R) Nearly 25 s-words (PG-13). God's name is linked with "dn" three or four times (PG). Jesus' name is abused the same number of times, including one back-to-back usage with the f-word. Milder profanities includes "a," "bch" and "h." (PG) We hear rough slang for the male anatomy (PG-13).


Whip is constantly drinking alcohol in most scenes (R). He smokes plenty of cigarettes as well. He drinks and drives, he passes out, and trashes a hotel room (offscreen). Twice, he snorts cocaine to erase the effects of alcohol, and both times we see him snort up close. Harling snorts some as well. R

We see a graphic scene of Nicole shooting herself up with heroin, as she makes a tourniquet, and then inserts the needle. She moans briefly in pleasure, as her pupils dilate, and she passes out. R

Whip, Nicole, and a cancer patient smoke cigarettes at the hospital (PG-13). We hear certain prescription drugs mentioned.


The plane crash scene is very intense and shown in very vivid, realistic detail (shots of inside the cockpit and the passenger area of the plane are both shown). react accordingly. Viewers who have a phobia/fear of flying may find them especially frightening, intense, and hard to watch. The scene that show Whip being taken out of the plane is brief and slightly blurred as it shows what he can see and he is struggling to see.

Total: 31/50

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Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence

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