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MPAA Rated R for some violence, sexuality and brief drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • The film opens with a naked man and woman kissing on a bed. In a distant shot, the side of her breast, & nipple can be barely be seen (even on a giant screen) for a couple seconds. Then her bare back, and the man is covered with a sheet below the waist.
  • Sex is implied several times between several characters, mostly for reproduction.
  • Two male characters lay on a bed and kiss for several seconds.

Violence & Gore

  • An (adult) teen boy attacks a gun-wielding man who is threatening another person. The gun falls out of the man's hands, and they wrestle eachother for a few moments. Eventually, the teen grabs hold of a pencil and stabs the man in his ear. The man stops fighting and stumbles out of the room, with the pencil still sticking out of his ear. There's some visible blood.
  • A man is pushed into the tracks of a trolley. Several people are tied at the end of the trolley's tracks.
  • A person retrieves a gun several times.
  • A man shoots another person in the head with a gun. A gunshot wound is visible and blood splatters when the person is hit. This happens twice.
  • Several gunshots are heard. A group of people are shown dead on the ground after having been shot. (No visible blood).
  • A man wields and points an assault weapon at another person.
  • A boy falls out of a boat and is said to die drowning. Another boy, standing in water, is suddenly dragged underwater and is said to be attacked and killed by a barracuda. Coconuts fall on a third boy's head and kill him. None of these things actually happen for real, these scenes form a fantasy sequence and are played for laughs.


  • One F-word, said by a teen, out of disappointment and frustration (but without much emphasis).
  • "Bullshit" is said once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several characters are shown rolling joints and smoking weed in a very brief scene.
  • A girl pours wine for several teenagers.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some scenes that refer to suicide by gunshot; one involves a teenager pointing a gun to his own head. Gunshots are heard, but the deaths themselves are never shown. These scenes (as well as all other scenes involving death, illness or violence) are depictions of hypothetical events within the film though.
  • The whole scenario created by the film (that of being one of the only survivors of a nuclear apocalypse, having to choose who you'd save in a situation like that, etc.) might be intense for some viewers.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A student and a teacher are revealed to have a romantic relationship.

Violence & Gore

  • A man dies of radiation burns and poisoning. His decomposing body is shown several times along with dogs eating its flesh.
  • A brief scene where a bunk door is opened from the inside during a nuclear apocalypse, making the whole place catch fire. No bodies shown.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A character dies of brain aneurism. The scene is brief, as he is only seen falling down. The disturbing part is that since the group in the bunk ran out of food, they ate his body afterwards. Not graphic at all, just disturbing.

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