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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Sam and Madison's mother appears once with heavy bruising around her eyes and running from another person. It is heavily implied that she has been beaten.


  • One use of the word r*tard, not spoken out loud but shown on screen for several seconds.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Sam has several panic attacks throughout the film, during which the film shows what he sees and hears. These scenes may be frightening due to claustrophobia and loud, sudden noises.
  • Sam and Madison have one argument which involves lots of raised voices and slamming doors. This scene may be frightening to those with sensitive hearing or fear of arguments.


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Violence & Gore

  • At one point, a character is beaten nearly to the point of death. He survives, but spends some time in a coma and cannot walk without assistance afterward.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Sam and Madison's father can be heard in one scene, heavily slurring his words. He can later be seen following them and carrying a half empty bottle.
  • Throughout the film, Madison can be seen drinking heavily from flasks and bottles. Once she is implied to be driving while intoxicated.

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