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MPAA Rated R for language, sexual material and some drug use.

Sex & Nudity

  • An older male slaps a female coworker's buttocks while working at a high school & in front of numerous teens.
  • A teen boy hires an adult woman to wear a skimpy bikini & use her exposed, sexualized body to promote sales for his waterbed at an Exposition.
  • A woman is shown crawling across a bed in a bikini while camera focuses in on her scantily clad buttocks.
  • A 15 year old boy asks to see a 25 year old female's bare breasts & she obliges.

Violence & Gore

  • A man threatens a boy about killing his brother if he cannot do the job right.


  • 36 uses of "fuck"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teenagers are seen smoking cannabis.
  • Characters mention LSD. No one uses it though.
  • A woman who says she is "high" is seen dancing under the influence
  • Cigarette and cigar smoking, multiple times

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman asks to see if a man's penis is circumcised to tell if he's Jewish.
  • Alana talks about her vagina being wet in veiled terms while on the phone.
  • Gary and Alana are laying on a waterbed and she falls asleep. He looks at her chest (her nipples are obviously erect under her shirt) and then he looks down at her crotch and we see a close up looking down her pants (her pants are somewhat open but we don't see any nudity). He then reaches his hand out to over her breast and is about to grope her before he decides not to.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Scene where someone rides a motorcycle over fire.
  • A man gets arrested for no apparent reason but is set free soon after.

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