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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

The opening scene features Whip and Katerina getting up in the morning. We see Katerina get out of bed, completely nude, and walk around the room doing morning things. We clearly see breasts, buttocks, and pubic hair; a hint of vulva is also visible.

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). 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. Whip's bare backside is briefly seen when he wears a hospital gown, open in the back.

Violence & Gore

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 50 uses of fuck and derivitaves, at least one of them paired with "mother." Nearly 25 uses of shit. God and jesus used repeatedly, including one back-to-back usage with fuck. We hear rough slang for the male anatomy.

A woman re-lights what appears to be a marijuana joint. She passes it to a man, who takes a toke, drinks the last swallow from a bottle of beer, and then snorts a line of cocaine.

Whip is drinks alcohol and smokes cigarettes in many of the movie's scenes. We see a graphic scene of Nicole shooting herself up with heroin; she makes a tourniquet, 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 in a hospital stairwell, in open contravention of the no-smoking rules. We hear certain prescription drugs mentioned.

The plane crash scene is very intense and shown in very vivid, realistic detail. We see shots of the cockpit interior and the passenger cabin. Viewers who have a phobia/fear of flying may find them especially frightening, intense, and hard to watch. The scene that shows 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.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for strong drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence.

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

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