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(2020)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for some horror violence/disturbing images, and language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • A young woman sits in a full bathtub. Her legs are seen under the water from the top. No nudity.
  • No graphic, full-frontal nudity or sex.
  • An older woman sits in a full bath. Only her knees, head, shoulders and arms are visible. No nudity.
  • The film opens with an old woman standing completely naked, but only her buttocks is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A older woman's hand is cut while carving with a knife. Blood is shown.

Profanity

  • Several obscenities are heard, including sh*t and the insulting term "retard."
  • PG-13 level language
  • One use of the f-word.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A young woman is seen outside, smoking a cigarette. A mentally disabled young man approaches, stating that it "smells funny" and asks to try it. He does and coughs, and she laughs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The spreading decay around the house can be quite disturbing.
  • A major plot point of the film regards the gradual deterioration of an older woman suffering from dementia. This film could be particularly emotional and difficult to watch for those familiar with the effects of dementia.
  • There are many upsetting scenes involving the older woman forgetting things, and unintentionally putting herself in harm's way.

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Violence & Gore

  • An older woman picks at her own rotting face with a knife.
  • Throughout the film, an older woman is shown to be progressively rotting, with a black mould-like substance seen to be gradually growing over her entire body.
  • There is a scene involving a younger woman helping an older woman peel away her flesh to reveal the rotting underneath. The scene is neither bloody nor excessive, and is meant to be viewed as a poetic and tender moment, but could still be seen as somewhat disturbing and gory.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are several dream sequences in which a cabin is shown decaying with black mould, and there are also brief shots of a rotting corpse.
  • There is a scene toward the end in which the older woman contorts herself, and the bones in her legs break as she walks. She then crawls towards the protagonists, wielding a knife.

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