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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, drug content and some violence

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Domestic violence including beating and slapping.
  • A woman sets her husband on fire with a matchstick.
  • A woman cuts her wrist, blood shown.
  • A group of teens wreck up a place with bats.


  • Frequent uses of "f**k". A woman talks of using "asses" as "parking for bicycles"
  • A man calls a woman 'whore' continously.
  • Strong Language Including Uses Of The F-word And S-word
  • There are about 36 F-Bombs + 1 middle finger as well as plenty of other more mild profanities throughout.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teens smoke pot.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Intense and emotional scenes of domestic violence. A woman nearly misses a car crash.


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A main character is addicted and is seen taking pills and injections.

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