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MPAA Rated R for language and some sexual references

Sex & Nudity

  • None. There are no sex or nudity shown in this movie. A few kissing scenes between the main characters. Nothing sexual at all.
  • A boy and girl are shown in very dark light hugging and kissing frantically for several seconds. The girl grabs his tie and pulls him down on the bed with her. Scene immediately cuts to a new scene. So though sex is implied none is shown.
  • A boy uses binoculars to watch a girl undress through her bedroom window. He sees her partially bare back and quickly lowers the binoculars. Moments later, he lifts the binoculars again and sees the girl, now in baby dolls, climbing onto a chair. He tosses the binoculars behind him and chastises himself.
  • There are three uses of masturbation, one to c*m, and 1 to pussy, all used as sexual references. Also, used in a masculine way as in grow a ___ , are one use of dick, and two uses of balls.

Violence & Gore

  • One character accidently get's injured by another character causing blood to spill out of the wound.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Main character becomes an alcohol addict.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • No particularly frightening scenes. However, you see one character dying because of medical reasons. Also suicide is a huge topic in the movie.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A boy writes an essay about his mother in which he claims to masturbates while looking at her picture. The essay appears to be written for the shock value to his classmates and the rest of the movie would indicate there is no truth to the statement, nor does he exhibit any sexual fantasies towards his mother. Still, some may find the essay disturbing.

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