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Sex & Nudity

  • No Sex. No Nudity.
  • There are several references of prostitution. A woman in one scene is wearing a see through night gown; her breasts are semi-visible. Several different woman and girls are dressed very revealing throughout the movie. Also revealing cleavage. A man implies that he is taking pills to make him more sexual and his genitals bigger.
  • A woman spends most of the movie wearing only her husband's shirt, and her white panties. Her panties are visible several times throughout the film.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman falls into fiery waters. We don't see anything graphic.
  • People fall down to their deaths while a ship is capsizing. We see several men and women hit the side of a wall and die, a man and woman are pinned to a wall by a piano, making them react in pain; others crash into hard objects and more.
  • The only gory scene is when we see a cook's burnt face. It looks bloody.
  • An elderly woman suffers a heart attack and dies.


  • One of the characters consistently swears in every scene he's in, including his wife. Jesus and God's names are said in vain.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drugs: None
  • People are seen drinking alcohol during a celebration.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The capsizing scene is very frightening and disturbing. After it happens, a man's body hits the ceiling, which has become the floor. People are seen screaming in terror while holding onto tables and falling. One man loses his grip on a table and falls onto a chandelier, which kills him instantly.
  • A man falls off a ladder and is killed when he hits the water.
  • Dead bodies are seen in the film throughout.

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