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MPAA Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • Woman knocks on neighbor's apartment. She enters, quickly unzip his man's pants and mounts him while he sits on a bureau, and they have sex. Little detail, no nudity.
  • The main plot of the movie is about how a man has two children with two different women.
  • A boy tells a strange male not to sexually assault him, in salty language.
  • When he sees an attractive female neighbor, a young boy makes an allusion to masturbation to an adult male as a joke.
  • Working as a bartender, Frankie regularly wears tight, low-cut outfits to grab the tipping male patrons' attention.
  • A precocious young boy mentions he knows a female neighbor who goes braless.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is slapped.
  • When she gets upset, a woman assaults a man, screaming at him to leave her apartment.


  • 2 uses of Jesus/God as a curse word, Hell, Damn, 13 Shit, 2 Ass/Asshole
  • It should be noted that young Josh is a precocious, rather foul-mouthed kid.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cigarette smoking is seen quite a bit.
  • A man and woman are shown extensively while smoking what seems to be marijuana. It is later revealed that it had been prescribed.
  • A man is shown drinking a large amount of alcohol in an overnight binge and is shown to have a hangover the next morning.
  • There are a few scenes at a local rehabilitation meeting.
  • Sam has a drink on the plane while flying to his dad's funeral.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The whole movie carries an undertone of a somewhat intense subject matter that might upset some viewers.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman talks about her past life of promiscuity. She states that at the time of accidentally conceiving her child, she had been sleeping with a different man every night and that she has no idea who the father of her child is.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When Sam tells Frankie that he is indeed her brother, it is a pretty emotional and intense sequence

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