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MPAA Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A couple has a conversation in the shower so that nobody else could hear them. Though none of the nudity in the scene is sexual, the man's penis is seen very briefly from the side when he enters the shower, and part of the woman's breasts are seen from the side when she turns around at one point. Both of their behinds are also seen.
  • A man and a woman kiss passionately in a hallway. They go to a couch and she removes her shirt, revealing her breasts for about five seconds. The scene ends before anything else happens.
  • A couple has sex in an empty library room. They are both clothed, and the shot ends very quickly (maybe five seconds total). Due to camera angles (it's a side-panning shot) and dim lighting, little movement is seen either.

Violence & Gore

  • A man shoves a woman and she hits a stairwell banister.
  • A man throws a glass out of anger, shattering it.


  • 'F*ck' is said 49 times.
  • 'B*tch' is said several times.
  • '*ss' is said several times, including some paired with 'hole'.
  • 'D*mn' is said several times.
  • 'H*ll' is said several times.
  • 'C*nt' is said four times.
  • The Lord's name is taken in vain, including 'God'.
  • 'Sh*t' is said.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Amy, Greta, and Jeff smoke cigarettes.
  • A scene takes place in a bar where the main character drinks in the morning.
  • People drink at a house party.
  • Characters are seen drinking alcohol, including wine and champagne, at a dinner party
  • Nick and his sister are seen drinking frequently.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Disturbing thematic material and overtone, and the sudden bursts of violence can be frightening.
  • Some emotionally intense moments, including crying and yelling.
  • There is some infrequent moderate threat in some scenes, including when a woman is trapped and physically assaulted by two thieves.
  • The mindset of some of the characters in the film could be seen as disturbed and aberrant.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Amy and Desi have sex. She takes off his pants, and he gets on top of her. For a couple seconds some movement is shown. She's wearing a bra and underwear throughout the scene, and Desi's butt is briefly seen when his pants are taken off. This is the most graphic scene in the movie, in terms of sexual content, but it is also quite crucial to the plot.

Violence & Gore

  • While having sex, a woman slashes a man's throat with a box cutter; tons of blood pours and sprays all over the bed. She proceeds to flip herself on top of him and strangle him. He is heard making gurgling noises and the music is loud and intense. By the end, the man, woman and bed are all soaked in blood.
  • A woman thrusts a bottle up her vagina
  • A woman uses an IV tube to draw blood, and she pours it on the floor and smears it around.
  • A woman hits herself in the eye with a hammer to make it look like she's been abused.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie does not have a happy ending, as Nick is forced to stay with Amy, who is revealed to be a complete psychopath

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