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MPAA Rated R for disturbing behavior, bloody images, language, sexual references, and some drug content

Sex & Nudity

  • 2 characters watch an old movie and a girl makes a comment about the actor and actress "fucking between takes"
  • A girl says that there is "nothing holy about a dick in a vaj".
  • The girls wear very short skirts but overall, this movie HAS ZERO NUDITY OR SEX.
  • A small mentioned of a man in his 20's serving prison time for making CONSENSUAL love to a girl only 4 years younger than him (legal age in the country it takes place in)
  • A character says "he fucked so hard that he knees broke"

Violence & Gore

  • A man points a gun at two women. Moments later, one of the women points the gun at him. The gun is never fired, but the man briefly wrestles one of the women on the floor and then he gets hit in the head with a lamp. In the next scene, he has a bloody wound on his head.
  • OFFSCREEN ~ A man falls off his bike. You don't see it but you see him afterwards with a broken nose.
  • OFFSCREEN ~ A woman murders a horse. It is the very first shot of the film. You see her picking up a knife, walking towards the horse, and then it cuts away. The characters talk about it later in the film, but you never see anything.
  • This movie has some violent and dark themes but they all happen offscreen (Besides the post above).


  • 34 uses of the F-word, less than 5 uses of "sh**", 15 or so other uses of name-calling and anatomical curses.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Brief drinking and smoking scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending is intense.
  • Description of execution. One of the girls describes how she stabbed her horse at 46:56.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man is murdered by a woman offscreen. She comes back with bloody clothes and hands.
  • After a woman kills a man, she smears his blood all over another person (who is passed out).
  • Two girls go swimming at night. They each take turn going underwater to see who can hold their breath the longest. One girl goes under and attempts to drown herself. She is helped by the other girl.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A woman takes a drink that has been laced with Rohypnol, and shortly afterward she passes out.

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