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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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A man begins to open a woman's shirt. They are interrupted. Nothing shown.

A man and woman have sex: we see her riding on top of him (her bare breasts, shoulders and abdomen are graphically visible) and hear them both moaning until climax and she moves off and they lie on the bed.

A man is shown in missionary position with a woman. We hear panting and moaning and see the man lying on top of her in bed (we see his bare shoulders and back) and she kisses him as he moves off her. This scene is later shown again briefly in a flashback.

A woman talks about another womans marriage deteriorating and that she "liked girls" as we see her lying back on a sofa and touching her bare thigh suggestively while the other woman watches and moves to join her on the sofa; the first woman places the second woman's hand on her bare thigh and they kiss (sex is implied).

Two woman kiss passionately while one unbuttons the others blouse (we see her bra and cleavage) and asks her if she remembers their first time (using graphic language - "do you remember how wet i got you").

A woman thinks her husband is cheating. Photos are shown of a woman wearing bra and panties while lying on a bed. A man is questioned about having oral sex with a woman not his partner.

A woman puts on clothes and she is shown briefly in her bra (her lower half is covered)..


A person is stabbed, blood is seen but it is not graphic blood is seen but it is not graphic

About 15 f-words and several uses of "s**t". A few other curses scattered throughout.

The movie is about pharmaceutical drugs and their affects on people. Many different pills are taken.

A man is seen drinking beer.

One woman orders a vodka drink.

A character is stabbed.

Two suicide attempts.

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language

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