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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, sexual content and a scene of violence

Sex & Nudity

  • Alicia's nipples are visible through her dress in one scene.
  • A woman unsuccessfully tries to initiate sex with a man while they're in bed together. She puts her hand in his pants but he refuses.
  • Nash tells a woman in a bar that he doesn't exactly know what he's required to say to get her to have intercourse with him, but to imagine that he's already said it. He then talks about fluid exchange.
  • Nash tells soon-to-be wife Alicia that his directness offends women. She says, "try me,", and he replies "I find you attractive, and I want to have intercourse with you as soon as possible." She kisses him twice, and the scene ends.
  • An infant boy is seen in a bath; his genitals are clearly visible.

Violence & Gore

  • A man digs a large hole in his forearm with a large amount of blood seen, there is no closeup of the wound.
  • Nash pushes his roommate to the floor in one scene.
  • A woman breaks a bathroom mirror and screams in frustration.
  • A man hits his head on a window drawing a fair amount of bleeding. A desk is pushed through a window destroying the desk.
  • There is a car shootout involving a car crash, two men getting shot, and a car going off the road into a lake.
  • A man is seen receiving insulin injection therapy, which is quite disturbing.
  • A woman slaps a man in anger.


  • 1 use of goddamn (Take the goddamn gun!). 2 uses of "Jesus Christ".
  • 1 mumbled F-word (very hard to hear even if you are looking for it) and 4 uses of ''Shit''.
  • A woman says the word "Asshole" once. "Dick" is said once.
  • There are other vulgarities and profanities such as bitch, crap, hell, damn, ass, piss and bastard.
  • Religous profanities: Jesus,Jesus Christ, Christ

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drinking and smoking.
  • Some smoking in the beginning in groups.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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

Sex & Nudity

  • In a bar scene, Nash tells all of his friends a plan on how they can all get laid but they do not actually use it.
  • While married, Alicia tries to arouse her husband in bed by sliding her hand down his chest under the covers. He turns away from her, saying that his medication has ruined his desire for intimacy.

Violence & Gore

  • A man accidentally strikes his wife during a scuffle with a hallucination. A little child is seen in a bathtub full of water up to its nose after a parent leaves him unattended.
  • A man uses his fingers to probe inside a self-inflicted cut in his wrist that he made offscreen using his fingernails, trying to find an "implant" inserted into his wrist. Blood is shown all over his arm, clothing, and floor. There are no closeups of the wound, but it is very realistic and disturbing.
  • A woman screams and breaks a medicine cabinet mirror with her fists after medication makes her husband no longer interested in sex.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Numerous characters smoke and drink in several scenes. Nash uses medication for Schizophrenia.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some scenes where Nash recieves shock treatment for his Schizophrenia are extremely intense. Some of Nash's hallucinations may be alarming.

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