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Sex & Nudity

  • No sex shown. Young teens or preteens talk about and meet with the intent to have sex. An older teen girl asks a younger boy if he's interested. A father urges his young son to fool around with a girl.
  • A pregnant older teen girl exposes one breast in front of a younger boy and expresses a few drops of milk. The camera zooms in on women's cleavage and butts in bikinis or shorts indicating men and boys are staring at them. A boy takes his shirt off.
  • Men make vulgar conversation about their sexual interest in a woman.
  • An older teen girl has a baby.
  • Two kids look at a parent's explicit browser history list (words, not images).

Violence & Gore

  • Two people that died violently are shown on the ground briefly. There's a pool of blood and we hear a news story about the incident.
  • Parents kick, slap, and verbally abuse children.
  • Men talk wishfully about sexually assaulting a woman.
  • We see a dog taken away to be euthanized.


  • As English subtitled, infrequent. Includes the use of "fuck" in the sexual sense.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some cigarette smoking and social drinking. Some drinking leads to a disastrous event. A father gives his young teen son a beer.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • An intense scene of grief upon discovering the death of loved ones, with crying and screaming.


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Violence & Gore

  • We learn that two young parents drowned their infant and committed suicide by jumping from a height.
  • In two homes, we see bombs that children have made.
  • Not strictly "gore", but unusual sharing of body fluids: the pregnant older teen girl lactates onto a cookie, which she shares with an unrelated younger boy.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • We see parents discover that at least three young teen or preteen children, in two different families, committed suicide by poisoning themselves with insecticide.

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