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MPAA Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking

Sex & Nudity

  • No sex or nudity is ever fully shown in this movie, but it is implied often and there are sexual themes.
  • Men and women kiss passionately throughout the movie.
  • A man and a women are shown in bed several times, presumably after sex.
  • A woman shakes her clothed butt at a man and tells him that he's 'missing out'. He then follows her. It is implied that they were going to have sex.
  • Women wear revealing outfits at parties.

Violence & Gore

  • A man's charred dead body is carried out of a house. His arm can briefly be seen, but the rest of his body is covered with a sheet.


  • Eight f-words in the Blu-Ray release; one in the traditional DVD and PG-13 version. Misuse of God's name multiple times, some of which are accompanied by "damn". Several uses of s**t and of mild profanity, including damn and hell.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Men and women drink on many occasions.
  • On two occasions, a man gets drunk, you can see him drinking heavily and you see the negative effects.
  • Men are seen smoking on several occasions.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • An infant dies, this may be traumatic for some viewers.
  • An older man dies, this is only explained and might not be as traumatic.
  • Themes include plagiarism, death, and living lies, the movie may be to tense for young viewers.

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