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MPAA Rated R for drug content and language throughout, sexual references, and some strong violence

Sex & Nudity

  • A couple has a long passionate kiss in a bathroom
  • Some sexual references and implied sex scenes where nothing is shown but it's very obvious what is happening.
  • A teenage girl takes a teenage boy's lollipop and she seductively licks it and puts it back on the boy's mouth.
  • Some of the language is used in a sexual way. The f word is used sexually multiple times. There are also multiple times when people talk about "tits" and "pussy" in reference to women's breasts and genitals.
  • A young woman is playing the piano in just her panties. The sides of her breasts are seen but not her nipples. While there is no overt nudity she is seen topless for a very long time.
  • Multiple scenes of passionate kissing scenes between main characters. Also scenes where characters are implied to be having sex or talk about having sex while they're kissing.
  • Several fairly graphic sexual references to female genitals and breasts, masturbation, ejaculation, sex, oral sex, and anal sex.
  • a narrated sequence about the female main character talks about kids seeing her naked and masturbating to her. One boy is mentioned to have stolen a pair of her underwear and there is a close up shot of her panties and we hear boys sniffing them. The same female character dresses in tight shorts and revealing tops throughout the film.
  • One girl tells another that "you wouldn't know Prince Charming if he came in your mouth".

Violence & Gore

  • A young man breaks a bottle over another man's head and then brutally pistol whips him many, many times. Blood sprays everywhere and covers the floor, walls, and characters. There are brutal sound effects and the man's bloody, beaten face is seen multiple time. Very brutal and extremely bloody and graphic.
  • A teenage boy has a car accident. He is later shown to be alive and somewhat okay, but he is covered in blood.
  • A woman walks into a room and shoots a man. And enormous blood splatter sprays all over a window.
  • A teenage boy gets punched in the face. Nothing is really shown.
  • A man slaps another man. The same man asks a teenage boy to slap him.
  • Multiple characters suffer bloody cuts and bruises throughout the movie.


  • Over 100 uses of "fuck" and it's variations. Also many uses of "shit" as well as many uses of "bastard", "bitch", "whore", "piss", "dick", "cocksucker", "cunt", "pussy", "tits", "damn", "hell", and just about every other word imaginable. Sometimes, these words are used in a sexual context.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The main story involves a teenage boy in the drug dealing business.
  • Tons of drug use including coccaine and marijuana.
  • There is a particular scene where a teenage boy feels forced to do cocaine, but they later tell him that it's baby powder. The other people in the the scene are high on cocaine and are shown doing it too. The atmosphere of the scene is disturbing.
  • There is also lots of alcohol use.
  • TONS of graphic drug use in this movie. Marijuana is sold, bought, and smoked constantly. Coccaine is bought, sold, and graphically snorted many many times as well. Characters are shown high or strung out on drugs. There is also lots of teen alcohol use and there is constant cigarette smoking by adults and teens. One character in particular is always smoking a cigarette or a joint at all times.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are many intense scenes throughout the movie.
  • Some disturbing moments throughout the movie.
  • Some of the violence is graphic and it can be unsetlling for some viewers.
  • Some scenes involving drug use can be quite disturbing for some viewers.
  • The pistol whipping scene is incredibly brutal and graphic. Very hard to watch and possibly very disturbing.


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Violence & Gore

  • A young man hangs himself. His legs are shown twitching. This scene can be pretty disturbing.
  • A young man is shot. The shooting and the corpse are briefly shown and no blood can be seen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending is quite intense and disturbing.

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