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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

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13, for brief disturbing violent images, some sensual content, and a swear word.


It is implied that characters have sex.

A man and woman kiss passionately.

A man and woman are seen entangled in bed sheets. No nudity.

A woman is shown swimming in a tight bathing suit.

Violence & Gore


It is implied that a woman is tased. Nothing seen.

A woman stabs herself in the leg (not directly seen) with a knife. Very brief, but disturbing.

A man is shown doing surgery on a pig and woman. This is the most disturbing scene. Blood is seen.

A pool of blood is seen briefly.

Piglets are drowned. Their dead bodies are seen.

A man is shot offscreen. No blood.



A woman says "shit". Not serious, meant lightly.

A few uses of damn


A drug-dealer tries to sell drugs at a bar.


Many intense and possibly frightening scenes.

A worm is seen crawling underneath the skin of a woman.

Total: 18/50. Recommended for mature kids over 13.

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