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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A young lady is shown on a table taking off her clothes down to her bra. More young adults are seen taking drugs on her bare stomach. It isn't explicitly shown and is stopped abruptly. We later see the young lady rebuttoning her shirt
  • There are a handful of scenes in clubs and parties. In most of them women are seen in clad clothing dancing on top of tables and such with men crowded around them
  • There is a short scene where a couple goes into a bathroom stall and begin making out. Another couple enters the stall next to them. A woman unbuckles a mans belt and reaches inside. She begins to kneel down but the camera cuts away before anything too explicit is shown.
  • The film is borderline PG-13 having the maximum amount of "fucks" in a PG-13 movies (two) as well as mild to moderate sexual themes and dialogue.
  • There are some parties depicted with couples making out. No nudity or actual sex scenes are shown in this film.
  • Eduardo and his girlfriend make their way into a bathroom stall and start kissing passionately. The camera moves away quickly before anything develops. There is no nudity explicitly shown and it is over soon.
  • In the cold, students entering the school are asked questions about its history, and must remove clothing if they answer a question wrong. One male student is seen in his underwear. No nudity in this scene except this.
  • If you skip over some of the party scenes, the sexual content in this film is relatively mild. Its PG-13 so nothing is explicit or obviously shown.
  • Sean shares adulterous relations, and at one point, sleeps with a girl in her apartment. Sean is seen shirtless, and she is seen wearing underwear, her butt is show from her underwear. She is seen partially getting into a shower later.
  • Mark creates "FaceMash," in which guys judge girls on who's hotter. Some jokes are made here.

Violence & Gore

  • A man walks up to another man and smashes his computer on the floor out of anger.
  • Brief discussion of animal cruelty
  • A man attemps to hit another man. Nothing violent.
  • A girl overreacts to a man's attitude, and burns a present he gave her, and then tosses the flaming object in a trash can. She then pushes the can on its side and onto his bed, threatening to burn the whole place down.
  • A few reactions of people yelling, smashing and throwing things.


  • "Douchebag" is used in one scene.
  • Some of the swear words are used in tense moments.
  • The film is borderline PG-13 having the maximum amount of "fucks" in a PG-13 movies (two) as well as mild to moderate sexual themes and dialogue.
  • 2 uses of "fuck you", 19 uses of "shit", 7 uses of "bitch" (3 written), 4 uses of "asshole" (1 written), 4 uses of "hell", 2 uses of "slut", 4 uses of "damn".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A fair amount of social drinking.
  • A couple of people smoke marijuana joints at parties.
  • We see a woman popping a pill during a party.
  • We see a girl using a bong (she is visually high)
  • Cocaine is snorted (we see two people snort it) on a girl's torso (she is wearing a bra). We later see the cocaine being brushed off her body.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • While nothing is particularly frightening, the film has a very somber tone. Particularly towards the end


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Two college students visit Erica (Mark's girlfriend) in her and her roommate's dorm-room. They hold up a bra and laugh, presumably because they've read one of Mark's blog posts about Erica's small bra size.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Sean Parker is later arrested for cocaine possession at the sorority party.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Near the end is a tense scene in which Eduardo smashes Mark's computer and confronts him.

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