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MPAA Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol use, language throughout, nudity and some strong sexual content

Sex & Nudity

  • Several characters wear thongs throughout the movie, both male and female.
  • Some kissing and strong sex scenes
  • Lots of topless women throughout the movie.
  • A man is very briefly shown urinating and his penis can be seen for a second or two.
  • A man gives a woman cunnilingus, and gropes her butt at the same time. She moans and climaxes.
  • A lot of people wear revealing beach wear. Especially at parties.

Violence & Gore

  • Primarily consisting of mishaps, some of which are bloody, one assault on a older individual, one serious car accident. The most graphic incident entails a man's foot amputated. The amputation is from a shark, with the severed foot shown after the incident, and obvious prosthetic, and in comedic context despite the graphic nature. The car accident results in the death of a main character.


  • Frequent profanities of various types, used primarily in drunken/stoned/comedic context.
  • 143 uses of "fuck"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Almost non-stop alcohol consumption, very frequent use of marijuana, and some use of hallucinogenic drugs. Substance use appears to be greater than 90% of the film's run time, with intoxication being a cornerstone of the central character's and many of his friends' lifestyle. This is essentially completely played for humor, except when associated with a motor vehicle accident.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Drunken/stoned behavior and impaired judgement for other reasons leads to various accidents. Some of these are frightening, but most are not.

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