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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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A teen boy is seen having anal sex with with a woman from behind. Nothing graphic is shown and they're both shown from the waist up, fully clothed.

Two teen boys kiss on a beach. One begins to unbuckle the other's belt; in the next scene, it's implied one is masturbating the other (it's shown from behind). One moans in pleasure and his grip in the sand tightens, implying orgasm.

As homosexuality is a plot device, it's often discussed.

Multiple fights ensue.

Two teen boys fight each other; one encourages the other to stay down as he's forced to beat him. The beating is quite brutal.

A teen boy submerges his face in ice water to dull the wounds resulting from a beating.

A teen boy violently slugs another in the face as revenge for a homophobic hate crime. The victim falls to the floor unconscious from the impact.

Several uses of "fuck" and "shit. A number of uses of homophobic slurs like "faggot" and "queer". "Nigga" is often used repeatedly too.

Moderate drinking and smoking.

A plot element is that the protagonist's mother is a crack addict. She isn't seen doing crack at any point but her withdrawals are shown, and are very intense. She is seen in a halfway house at one point.

A woman snorts coke off a mirror in one scene.

The depiction of homophobia, while not as bad as films like "Shank", will affect some for sure. The aforementioned beating scene and the subsequent wound dulling is disturbing and will affect people who have suffered similar situations.

Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout
Argentina:16 / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #50681)

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