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MPAA Rated R for language, and for some violence and sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • In one scene, Nicholas enters a hotel room. A pornographic movie plays on the TV; moaning can be heard and close-up shots of faces are shown on the TV. Nothing graphic is shown.
  • A woman is seen wearing her bra before entering the bathroom for a shower.
  • When Nicholas enters a hotel room, he finds dozens of Polaroid pictures of men and women in various states of undress scattered throughout the room.
  • Polaroid pictures of lingerie and male and female nudity (breasts, buttocks) are shown.
  • Some sexual references.
  • One scene shows a very brief sexual cartoon still.

Violence & Gore

  • Some scenes of people being shot and shot at with some blood.


  • 33 uses of 'fuck' (1 paired with "mother"), 10 uses of 'shit', 9 uses of 'damn' (7 paired with 'God'), 5 uses of 'ass' (3 paired with 'hole'), 3 uses of 'hell', 2 uses of 'bitch', 1 use of 'bastard', 2 uses of 'Jesus', 1 use of 'Christ', 1 use of "Jesus Christ", and 2 uses of 'piss'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There is drinking at various points in the film, but it is rarely highlighted and never glamourised.
  • When Nicholas enters a hotel room, he finds cocaine spread out on a mirror, both in a pile and cut into lines. In the same scene, a tray full of used cigarettes and a glass pipe on the table are briefly shown. Nicholas tries to get rid of the cocaine and ends up spilling it everywhere.
  • There are some scenes where at least one character is smoking.
  • A character is given a spiked drink that almost kills them.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Men shoot at a man and woman as they flee a house.
  • There's a brief car chase.
  • The protagonist finds his home has been vandalized.
  • The movie is about a man questioning reality, so it can be rather intense/unsettling.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • The main character attempts sucide but ends up falling on a giant mattress

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The lead character is trapped inside a moving car which rolls off the road and into the water. This is a very intense scene.

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