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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some thematic material, injury images and brief violence

Sex & Nudity

  • No explicit sexual content or nudity is shown. Sexual content is mild in the film.
  • A comment is made about a "G-string" early in the film.
  • Several fight scenes show shirtless men in the ring; this is in a non-sexual way.
  • A young couple kisses in a couple scenes; nothing sexual happens.
  • A man caresses a woman's leg in one brief scene; nothing graphic is shown and nothing sexual happens.

Violence & Gore

  • Some violence occurs in the film, with some blood shown. The violence can be pretty intense at times.
  • MMA fighting occurs in the ring; characters kick/punch each other in these fighting scenes, some tense moments occur in the ring but nothing graphic is shown.
  • Submissions are used during fights; a character uses an arm-bar submission on another (this may be intense for some viewers).
  • Two characters are beaten in one intense scene; some blood is shown on them and their clothing in later scenes. Kicking and fighting is shown in this scene.
  • Blood is not overly present in the film, but is shown occasionally.
  • A car accident is briefly shown through tense and quick cinematography; a little blood is shown on characters.
  • Injuries are shown from the car accident; one injury in particular can be disturbing for sensitive viewers.
  • Tense arguing occurs between characters; some emotionally intense moments involve yelling or emotional outbursts.


  • "God" is used once.
  • No graphic profanity is used in the film.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drinking occurs in the film, but no smoking/drug use happens and drinking is fairly occasional.
  • A main character drinks as a form of self-medication for his own issues.
  • Alcoholic beverages are briefly shown, especially in one scene in which a beer bottle is shown and used for drinking purposes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • While this is a good movie worth seeing, it still has some emotional moments that may be too emotionally intense for sensitive viewers.
  • Some scenes in the film (particularly the argument scenes) can be especially intense for some viewers.
  • The film as a whole can get pretty intense at times, both emotionally and in the sense of violence.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film has a serious plot that could be considered depressing for some. While it has a heart-warming ending and a good message, it still has some depressing or emotionally intense scenes.

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