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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and thematic material

Sex & Nudity

  • This movie has nothing to do with sex and nudity in any kind

Violence & Gore

  • A man slaps an old man twice on his face and he begins to cry.
  • Gore: None


  • Two uses of "fuck off" as well as inconstant use of the words "shit" & "bastard". "Tits" is said twice in non sexual context.
  • Several uses of the word "retarded."
  • 2 uses of bitch, tits, fuck and retard 1 use of shit and bastard

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Casual drinking
  • A man and a woman have a glass of whiskey
  • Smoking: None
  • Drugs, recreational: None

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The entire mood of the film is intense. It deals frankly and honestly with the effects of dementia and uses a disorienting and fragmented narrative.
  • The ending is probably the most hard to watch scene in the whole movie and it definitely will make viewers cry.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A woman, who is heavily implied to be a hallucination of the main character's daughter who suffered an accident, is briefly shown on a hospital gurney with bloody marks on her face.
  • A woman strangles a man while he is sleeping.

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