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MPAA Rated R for language and drug use throughout, sexual content and some violence/bloody images

Sex & Nudity

  • A few crude jokes throughout.
  • In the beginning there is one sex scene. However no nudity is shown, only kissing and that is the only scene in the movie.
  • A scene where a woman and man passionately kiss.
  • A girl is seen in her bra for around a minute.
  • There is a tattoo of a cat on a mans stomach. The mans belly button is the cats butthole.
  • After a date, a man and a woman go back to her house, into her bedroom and kiss a few times before the scene ends and sex is implied.
  • A woman talks about her ex-husband being good in bed.
  • We see a tattoo of a cat on a mans stomach
  • Women wear lots of outfits that reveal cleavage in several scenes throughout the movie.
  • One at the beginning that lasts for about 30 seconds
  • A Man Takes a women to a nude beach

Violence & Gore

  • A man with a bloody abdominal wound pleads with another man to help him; he lifts his shirt and we see a large hole in his flesh spurting blood and the second man rushes him to the hospital.
  • Scott and Zoots have a boxing match with hulk gloves to fight for tips the winner receives. Apparently in the scene Scott doesn't want to beat up his co worker but gets punched unconscious a few minutes after the fight starts.
  • Two men have a fight. One of them is thrown into a pool.
  • A group of friends watch a horror film


  • 147 uses of "fuck", 6 uses of "shit". Frequent uses of "ass", "bitch", "damn", "dick", "prick"
  • The word "crap" is used multiple times.
  • 1 use of "douche" and 6 uses of "shit"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One of the main characters smokes in one scene.
  • Scott sometimes is shown drinking wine
  • A few scenes of drinking.
  • Several men are shown smoking marijuana in a party scene from marijuana cigarettes as well as vape devices and cigars.
  • A boy buys Xanax from four men
  • A man has a tattoo of Kermit the Frog smoking weed
  • Cocaine is briefly referenced

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This film can be very emotional at times as it has to do with a man growing up without a father because he died in a fire.


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Violence & Gore

  • Oscar is shot, with little blood shown, and, later, is seemed to have patched it up with his shirt covering the wound.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Scott tattoos the arm of a 9-year-old child.

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