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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.
  • A teenage girl takes a teenage boy's lollipop and she seductively licks it and puts it back on the boy's mouth. The boy is obviously horny.
  • Some of the language is used in a sexual way.
  • A young woman is playing the piano without a top, but nothing graphic is really shown.
  • No obvious nudity is shown in this movie. Several fully clothed passionate kissing scenes between the main characters. No obvious sex scenes happens.

Violence & Gore

  • A young man brutally beats another man and lots of blood is shown. The blood gets into the main characters and they still have blood on them until the scene ends. This event is briefly shown a couple of times more throughout the movie.
  • A teenage boy has a car accident. He is later shown to be alive and somewhat okay, but he is bleeding.
  • It is shown that a man got shot and lots of blood splatters, but it's not specified what happened.
  • 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.


  • 100 uses of "fuck" and "shit" and other language like "bitch" or "cocksucking".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The main story involves a teenage boy in the drug dealing business.
  • Lots of drug use, mostly marijuana and cocaine.
  • 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.

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 Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A young man hangs himself. The viewer only sees his legs.
  • 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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