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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Frequent and sometimes detailed discussion of domestic physical abuse and child abuse. A young man recalls how his father used to beat him. A young man says "B-tches need to be slapped sometimes." Audio of a verbal fight is heard from a cell phone recording (no visual footage shown). Blood is seen on a skateboarder's hands after he falls and scrapes himself (not graphic). A young man recalls having a gun pulled on him by a police officer.


  • Heavy use of profanity. Frequent and consistent use of "f-ck." The n-word is used several times in one scene from a video recording. A young man recalls how his father would "kick his ass."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A young man drinks heavily and admits that he uses alcohol to cope with emotional stress and disappointment. He is frequently seen buying and drinking beer.
  • Frequent smoking.
  • At the beginning in one scene Zack with others smoke weed.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film explores the lingering psychological effects of physical abuse, mostly on minors and young adults. A woman becomes very upset while she discusses her abusive marriage. It realistically shows the vulnerability and emotional after effects of abuse, which may be difficult for survivors to watch.

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