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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language

Sex & Nudity

  • Summer tells Tom that people used to call her anal girl, it's then clarified that this was because she was a clean freak.
  • Tom and Summer are in a sexual relationship, but it's never overtly shown. In one instance, you see her bare back, as Tom walks toward her (a subtle homage to 'The Graduate'), and in two or three instances, they're seen kissing on a bed.
  • Tom and Summer rent a pornographic movie called "Sweet and Shower", and as they watch it (nothing shown or clearly heard), she says "That's doable." You then see a shower curtain, as the water runs, and frantic movement is seen (sex is implied).
  • Summer tells Tom about one of her ex-boyfriends, whom she called "The Puma". A picture is shown of the man, and the camera zooms in on the man's bulge shown through his pants.
  • Sexual references are made throughout: a brief scene where Tom and Summer go to an art gallery with art that looks like sexual organs and pieces of excrement; one picture includes two dogs having sex. They go to a movie that is called "Part Vampires, part Giants: Vagiants"; They go to a park (with kids around) and yell out "penis" ( a several times, very loud) louder than the other as a bravery challenge. Brief reference to a hand job and a "humjob".

Violence & Gore

  • After a man rather vulgarly approaches Summer, Tom punches him out, then off-camera, Tom gets knocked out, resulting in a black eye. He also has a tissue to his nose, no blood is shown.
  • There's several relationship related arguments, a reference to the infamous Sid and Nancy case, and Tom breaks several plates in anger because Summer basically breaks up with him.


  • A man makes a Valentines day card that says "F*ck you whore", as stated by another character.
  • 'Gay' is used as an insult.
  • 'Godd*mn' is said twice.
  • 'P*ssy' is said as an insult.
  • 'Balls' is said in a vulgar manner.
  • 'Sh*t' is said 12 times.
  • 'D*mn' is said.
  • 'H*ll' is said twice.
  • 'B*stard' is said.
  • 'B*tch' is said.
  • 1 use of whore, fuck, and screw 12 uses of shit 3 paired with bull 3 uses of crap 2 uses of sucks, and bitch 1 paired with son of a 12 uses of penis in one scene 3 uses of hell and damn.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People drink glasses of champagne at a work party.
  • A scene takes place in a bar where several characters drink heavily.
  • People drink at a wedding.
  • People drink at a bar and a man offers to buy a woman a drink.
  • Several people drink at a small home party, and the main character drinks heavily.
  • Characters drink beer, wine and shots of hard liquor.
  • At least two scenes with characters partially inebriated. In one instance a supporting character is heavily drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • While there aren't any intense scenes, some can be a little depressing.
  • A few emotionally intense scenes, although the film keeps the mood fairly light.


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Sex & Nudity

  • In an "Expectations vs. Reality" split screen, he imagines him kissing and caressing her post-breakup until they go into a closet.

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