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MPAA Rated R for sensuality, strong language, drug content, and for violence

Sex & Nudity

  • The plot concerns and interracial relationship between a black man and an Italian woman. In one scene they have sex on a desk, during which they remain partially clothed. There is thrusting and moaning and you see her in her bra and his shirt off.
  • Two characters have sex and we see the woman's bare breasts.
  • A man is walking down the street with his young daughter and a woman propositions him.
  • Several other scenes with women walking on the street offering their services.

Violence & Gore

  • A man attacks and viciously beats his daughter when he finds out she is sleeping with a black man.
  • A character is beaten by his friends and we see him with a bloody face.


  • Constant profanity. At least 150 F-words, a handful of M-F's, several S words and many other milder profanities. The N word is frequently used as well.
  • Additionally there are many insults used - particularly a wide variety of insulting terms for a black person.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A few scenes involve casual drinking, a couple scenes have people sharing 40 ounce bottles of beer.
  • A character is a crack addict and often sponges money from his mother to support his habit. He even steals from him parents to support his habit.
  • There is a scene that takes place in a crack den - there are dozens and dozens of people smoking crack. You see them smoking, vials and broken pipes on the floor, fighting over crack pipes, etc.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The crackhouse scene may be very intense for viewers
  • An older man beats his 20+ year old daughter - slaps her, punches her, and beats her with his belt until he is dragged away.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is shot to death by his father and we see a bloody wound in his stomach as he dies.

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