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MPAA Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman explains a financial concept directly to the camera while in a bathtub and it is implied she is nude. However her body is almost entirely covered by bubbles and there is no nudity.
  • A few brief cuts to music videos including some women dancing provocatively and some women in bikinis.
  • A couple scenes in strip clubs. There is plenty of sexual dancing. A dancer's breasts and nipples are briefly shown up close.
  • A man describes to another man a lump he has in his testicles. A diagram of it appears on the screen during the conversation. Lasts for a few seconds

Violence & Gore


  • 90 uses of "fuck", 9 uses of "hell," 50 uses of "shit", 7 uses of "ass," 1 use of "tits," 2 uses of "douchebag," and 2 uses of "prick."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The film opens showing several people smoking.
  • A woman drinks champagne while taking a bath.
  • Many people are shown drinking in an upscale bar.
  • Many people drink in a restaurant.
  • Some drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Christian Bale's character tells some upsetting stories and is shown while in some very aggravated states.
  • A few scenes depicting/discussing the suicide of one character's brother. These scenes are emotional.
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Violence & Gore

  • It is mentioned that a man's brother committed suicide by jumping off a building. He opens up to his wife about it and says that his face was so smashed in.

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