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MPAA Rated R for disturbing violence/rape, nudity, language, drug use, drinking, and brief sexuality - all involving teens

Sex & Nudity

  • Some kissing scenes between the main characters.
  • Zoë and Marc have sex at the corner of a room. He thrusts and penetrates on her vigorously. Moaning sounds can be heard. No nudity is shown.
  • There is a sex scene between Zoë and Carley, the former is tied up to a bed by her arms. Zoë is then raped by Tom, while her arms are still tied to the bed. All are naked, but no obvious nudity is shown, only bare legs and shoulders.
  • Echo takes a shower. Only her bare shoulders are visible (No nudity).

Violence & Gore

  • Marc and Jason fight after the former crashes into the latter's car. Marc later uses a piece that fell off one of the cars and knocks Jason unconscious with it.


  • Some language a half dozen S and F words
  • There are about 13 F-Bombs as well as plenty of milder profanities throughout.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many teens drink. Marijuana is smoked briefly by Carley and Zoë. Carley gives Echo a pill to take the edge off and Echo gets high. Cocaine is seen but not used. Carley appears high or drunk occasionally.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Sex & Nudity

  • Tom performs a physical persecution against Echo. At the beginning of the scene, he lashes and muzzles her on the bed forcefully (that he initiated to rape her sister); both are fully clothed. He mounts on Echo's body. She cries and became helpless; However she escapes before anything sexual happens. No nudity is shown.
  • Echo looks through videos found on a computer. There are 9 videos of teenage girls, including Zoë being raped that are shown in non-explicit detail (ie. no genitalia). However there is crying and thrusting evident, and is quite a disturbing moment.

Violence & Gore

  • After being tied up with zip ties, Echo tries to escape and it cuts her hands and wrists. There is a closeup of the cuts and blood.
  • Carley is knocked out by Tom after telling Echo everything about what happened to Zoë in Jason's basement. Marc knocks Jason out after an attempt to escape. After Echo escapes being tied up, she she hits Tom with an object, causing him to pass out.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The clips of the sex tapes can be unsettling. Echo being tied up is intense, but it's a mild moment.

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