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MPAA Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • Will and Libby smooch on several occasions and engage in some playful foreplay in bed. She straddles him and strokes his chest. He begins to tickle her.
  • Libby wears a sensual nightgown.
  • Will is shown naked in a bathtub, but no nudity is shown. Man and woman kiss on porch and man carries woman inside the house.

Violence & Gore

  • Reminders of the murders are everywhere.
  • Will finds a newspaper graphic of his house, showing where the bodies lay.
  • Libby finds bullet holes in the wall.
  • Will discovers bloody bullet wounds on his eldest daughter's neck and shoulder.
  • Libby uncovers a bloody hole in their youngest's belly and a painful-looking exit wound in her back.
  • The girls complain of pain and that they can't breathe, and then they appear to die in their parents' arms.
  • Later, we see the actual murders in flashback mode. The scene is not bloody except for a trickle of red running down Will's forehead, but it is painful to watch.
  • Will, while institutionalized, is prone to flying into rages, and we see his fits via video replay. We also see grotesque-looking stitches on his head.
  • A man tries to run Will over with a car.
  • When police come and do nothing, Will threatens to kill the car's driver himself. He scuffles with and threatens an innocent man.
  • Someone is shot twice in the gut.


  • 1 F-Word, 2 S-Words and a few uses of "ass." Two religious profanities. Jesus Chr*st

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Will and others drink champagne and/or beer at a going-away party.
  • A man pops a champagne cork at an office party and pours it into glasses (no one is seen drinking) and a glass of beer sits untouched on a kitchen table.
  • A person smokes outside a building.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The whole movie is very intense and frightening.
  • There are several jump scenes.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It is very upsetting when the two little girls die, and when Will has to say goodbye to his wife.

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