Manchester by the Sea
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A woman is passed out on the couch in her home, likely from drinking, nude from the waist down. The camera angle shows her bare stomach and legs, but hides the public region. Her husband covers her while his brother takes her son upstairs so he doesn't see.

A teenage boy has two girlfriends. One he has sex with offscreen at his house. He discusses with the man looking after him first, who suggests he use a condom.

The other girlfriend he attempts multiple times to have sex with, but is always interrupted until the end. In one scene, they lay on her bed as he puts his hand in her pants. In another, we see the two in underwear.

A teenage boy and girl passionately kiss before they are interrupted. The moment is later joked about.

A man gets into a fight with two men at a bar.

A man is dies from a heart attack.

A house is accidentally burned down with people inside.

A man attempts suicide.

Over 125 profanities, including "fuck".

The f word is used 110 times.

The main character is an alcoholic and there are dialogue about him being very drunk in the past.

The film is very emotional and some elements can be very upsetting.

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content

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