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Parents Guide for
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A woman discusses having sex briefly. Two young people are shown in a flashback kissing,

There is a semi-graphic birthing scene.

A character has a sexually transmitted disease and it's discussed briefly,

A woman talks about her memories of intercourse but briefly.

A birthing scene.

A man threatens to hurt an elderly woman.

4 uses of 'Fuck' as well as some use of 'Shit'. Various British slang swearing also.

One of the two character drinks in a few scenes. Examples include Guinness and hard liquor. There are a few scenes shot in a pub.

The movie itself has a mostly somber atmosphere.

The birthing scene is rather intense and could be slightly frightening.

The scene where a child is taken away from his mother (and her subsequent reaction) is quite unsettling.

A principal character locks himself in a room with an elderly woman. This is quite an intense scene, however he does not hurt the woman.

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references

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