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MPAA Rated R for language, drug use, some sexual references, brief nudity and violence

Sex & Nudity

  • Many references to teenage sex and sexual acts.
  • The main character in the film gets very high on medication. He then wakes up a time later where he is shown in a dumpster completely naked. No frontal nudity is shown however full rear nudity is clearly visible for about 15 seconds.
  • An old lockbox is opened, pictures are rifled through, and pulled out to be shown clearly to the camera is a photo of a girl in the nude with only her face covered. Breasts are shown. Her character may be under age.

Violence & Gore

  • The main character gets into a bar brawl which leaves him injured.
  • The main character beats up a teenage boy and throws him in a nearby creek. The main character appears to be much older than the teenage boy. No gore is shown.


  • Frequent uses of f**k, s**t, and more

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are two or three instances of underage teen drinking.
  • Kids at a local high school are dealing 'anti-anxiety' pills which are highly addictive.
  • The main character gets very high on drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Sex & Nudity

  • It is learned that a young girl, who was kidnapped many years ago was actually held as a sex slave for a much older man. It is also learned that she gave birth to a daughter while enslaved.

Violence & Gore

  • A teenage boy is reported to have been killed (however, the murder is not shown in the film). The boy is described as having been stabbed 17 times.
  • An older man stabs himself in the chest twice, killing himself, and coughs blood before succombing to the wounds.


  • It is jokingly suggested that the main character is a 'pedophile' after he is mistakenly caught hiding in a child's closet while investigating a murder.
  • The ending scene is a bit traumatic and it features a detailed description of a pedophilic act as well as a suicide.

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