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MPAA Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content

Sex & Nudity

  • Other than a blink-and-you'll-miss-it flash of a scantily-clad woman and a sightly explicit poster in the background, this is a very tame movie in terms of sex and nudity.
  • A woman is briefly seen making out with another woman, who is topless with breasts fully exposed. This scene takes place during a montage and only lasts a few seconds.
  • A large black & white poster with frontal female nudity is seen for a few seconds.
  • A married woman is shown making out with various men.
  • A man is shown in tight-fitting underwear.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman accidentally gets her ring finger cut off by a lumberjack. It isn't shown on screen, but can be disturbing to watch.
  • A man attempts suicide by cutting his wrists. The actual cutting is not shown, but the aftermath is extremely bloody and disturbing.
  • A man stabs another man and he screams in pain, but there is no blood.
  • A man crashes his car.


  • There is blasphemy, and other cursing including three 'f' words. 3 uses of fuck 4 uses of hell 6 uses of ass 3 used as asshole 13 uses of damn some used as goddamn

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Lots of cigarette smoking
  • Some drug references. Eli is seen with a joint in his mouth, and there is various paraphenelia around his apartment, although it is never focused on. A car accident is caused by a man who was apparently on acid or another mind-altering substance. A woman is shown to have been smoking cigarettes from age 12.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Slightly milder than The Grand Budapest Hotel


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man cuts his wrists off-screen in a suicide attempt. Blood is seen on the environment and several graphic scars are seen once he is released from hospital.
  • A dog is hit and killed by a car off-screen.
  • Royal dies at the end. The funeral may be a little intense for some viewers.

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