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(I) (2009)

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MPAA Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content

Sex & Nudity

  • Grace is bathing Maggie in the shower. Her flat chest is briefly visible through the tub (which is inappropriate because the character and the actress playing her is a minor).
  • Grace is seen in the tub. Any nudity is obscured by foam in the water.
  • A girl says that their mom and uncle have sex all the time
  • Some female attire shows cleavege no too revealing
  • A wife kisses her husband's back.
  • A married couple kiss passionately.
  • A husband and wife are shown in bed. It is implied they had sex, but it is not shown and there is no visible nudity.
  • A man is shown in his underwear and other men tease him. This scene is for comic relief.

Violence & Gore

  • A man smashes a house kitchen in a fit of rage with a crowbar. Lots of glass is shown broken.
  • The violence in this film is brief, and most of it happens off-screen, but all of it is very intense.
  • A man is shot in the head. It happens on-screen, but no blood is shown. Other people are shot and killed in a later scene, but it's brief and not at all graphic or bloody.
  • Some very brief scenes of torture, mostly off-screen.


  • Language is not too frequent, but it's very strong. 46 uses of "fuck" and 6 uses of "shit" throughout, as well as some sexual references.
  • There is also a brief middle finger gesture, but it may go unnoticed.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One character occasionally smokes cigarettes. He shares a cigarette with another character in one scene.
  • Some drinking of alcohol. One character is shown drunk.
  • A man and a woman share a joint (marijuana cigarette).

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This film is very emotional and tense throughout.
  • A man appears quite thin after returning home.
  • One character becomes very troubled and mentally unstable in the second half of the film, and starts distancing himself from his wife, daughters, and brother. The resulting atmosphere can be disturbing and unsettling for some.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman who thinks her husband is dead kisses her husbands' brother.

Violence & Gore

  • A character wants to shoot his brother but he is stoped because his brother called the cops and he tries to shoot himself but is stoped by his brother
  • A man is forced to beat his childhood friend to death with a metal pipe. Most of it happens off-screen and no blood is shown, but it's very emotionally intense.
  • A helicopter is shot down and explodes; this is shown from inside the helicopter, and it happens very unexpectedly. It is implied that most of the passengers are killed, but at least two of them are later shown to have survived. These two are taken hostage by a group of terrorists

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene where the main character is forced to beat another man to death with a pipe is very disturbing and difficult to watch. Also, the part near the end of the film where a character destroys his kitchen in a fit of rage, threatens to kill his brother, and almost commits suicide is extremely intense and disturbing

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