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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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In the opening scene, a man explains how he ''first tasted semen when I was seven years old'', and how he was raped by a priest ''anally and orally'' every day for five years. He also describes how his anus bled due to this. This is very graphic and disturbing.

A reference is made to a sexual act known as ''felching''.

A male prostitute uses graphic sexual dialogue.

References to ''Fuc*ing'', as a sexual term.

A man comes down the stairs, shirt off, while zipping his trousers and his pubic hair is seen. Gay sex is implied.


A church is burned down.

There's an offscreen fight. A man is later seen with bruises and a bloody nose.

A dog is seen with its throat slit. Some blood is seen.

A man fires a gun in to some bottles.

A man is shot in the waist. Blood spurts out.

A man is killed with a shot to the head. We see a large amount of blood and brain matter splatter out in slow-motion. We see this three times. Very graphic.


About 30 F-words. 1 C-word. Other mild curse words.


Fairly frequent drinking.

Some smoking.

A scene of cocaine use.


The ending is intense.


Rated R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use

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