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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some sexual references, language and drug material

Sex & Nudity

  • In 2 separate scenes a man's bare buttocks are shown for several seconds. Sexual references are mild but frequent throughout the film.
  • Two firemen are having a convo while they're all riding in the van together, they are in the back. The one on our left is speaking with sexually explicit language, then shows a sexually explicit photo to the other fireman on his phone, of a woman in lingerie.

Violence & Gore

  • Mild scenes depicting consequences of drug use and other minor crimes. Some scenes contained eminent threats of violence or damage to inanimate objects. Scenes showing the potential results of animal cruelty are present as well, though no demonstrations of harming animals were shown.


  • 2 uses of 'fucking', 20+ 'shits', 4 'goddamn', 9 'damn', 5 'hell', 8 'asses'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There is a scene of implied drug use where a glass tube is heated, followed by a man blowing out smoke, seemingly in daze. There is limited verbal mention of drug use. Multiple references to previous drug addiction and use were made as well as references by a number of the main characters about being recovering addicts but what type of addiction was only vaguely implied.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The story is based on true events and is filled with stress and tragedy as well as numerous adult situations and scenarios.

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