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MPAA Rated R for sexual content/nudity and language

Sex & Nudity

  • At the mid end of the movie, while Julie Delpy(Celine) lying on the bed her bare breast is shown for few Seconds.
  • Two characters make gestures that imply oral sex.
  • A man says he envisions a future where people "plug in" to get sexual pleasure from a computer. Then at 34:10, Celine remarks that she read a lab report where a rat, after being trained to press a button to climax, pressed the button until it died, neglecting all other functions. Then she gestures female masturbation.
  • A man talks to a woman about how she "blew" another man.
  • A woman makes a joke about not sucking any more Turkish c**k. She then gestures oral sex.
  • A woman makes a joke about her dreams ending in orgasm.
  • A sex scene starts, but is stopped by a phone call. Breasts are seen.
  • A woman makes a joke about the good part of being 35 is that you don't get raped as much.
  • A woman says that she is disappointed in how every time she has sex with a man it's the same way every time; she then tells him two slang terms for body parts that the man focuses on during sex.
  • A woman references getting raped (This did not actually happen, she was just angry). There is also a conversation about how a man had sex with a bookstore clerk and how a woman "blew" a French man.
  • A man teases a woman saying that the best sex of her life would happen in Peloponnese.
  • There are many sexual related conversations throughout the entire film.

Violence & Gore

  • Celine tells Jesse that her father would kill her pet cat's kittens so that the cat would only have two kittens.


  • About 38 F-words and its derivatives, 26 scatological terms, 26 anatomical terms, 14 religious exclamations, and 1 use of c**t.
  • Lots of name-calling, some of it sexual (i.e. horny).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Celine playfully teases Jesse and says that he is going to cause their nine-year-old daughters to be addicted to "coke' and "speed".
  • There are many scene of men and women drinking wine at dinner.
  • Two scenes of people smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

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