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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • One of the plots in the movie revolves around a twelve-year-old girl developing sexual feelings for an adult.
  • A young girl is shown wrapped in a towel, having stepped out of the shower.
  • A young boy walks around shirtless.
  • Cleavage is shown as a character walks around in her nightgown.
  • Gus (Jeremy Renner) chops down trees shirtless, while a female character ogles him.
  • Malee spies on Gus as he showers, and we are shown his naked butt.
  • There is a conversation between Malee (Zoe Weizenbaum) and Gus about sexual relationships, though they never actually mention sex.
  • Malee sings a few verses from Blue Oyster Cult's "I'm burning for you" to another character.

Violence & Gore

  • Two boys throw a molotov cocktail into a treehouse with the intent to burn it down. This brings about the death of one of the two boys inside. The other falls out of the treehouse and loses his senses of smell and taste. This event is often referred to throughout the story, with one girl even asking "what sort of person kills somebody that way?"
  • A man tells a story about killing an injured girl, upon her request. The details of her death are not mentioned.
  • A girl steals a gun from an emotional disturbed person's home; she later gives it to a boy and mentions that hiding it would "save a life".
  • A woman breaks down a door in a frenzy to save her son's life.
  • It is mentioned that a child commited suicide.

Profanity

  • F*ck is used throughout the movie in a variety of uses, including "f*ck you".
  • One character describes someone as "Bad *ss".
  • One character refers to urine as "p*ss".
  • The word p*ssy is used in the context of calling somebody cowardly.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Gus is shown drinking some beer.
  • A table is set with wine as the drink.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The plot revolves around the death of a twelve-year-old in a violent manner.
  • A boy details how he plans to kill another boy.
  • There is a scene where a child passes out after being poisoned by leaving the gas stove on.
  • There is an intense emotional scene as a character breaks down crying while telling the story of a child who had been so badly burned that she wanted to die.

Spoilers

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

Sex & Nudity

  • In an intense scene: Malee dons make-up and a robe, while setting up a romantic candlelight dinner for herself and Gus. When Gus arrives at the location, Malee disrobes, and we see her naked back. Gus asks her to put her clothes on before embracing her in a hug, where he wraps his jacket around her.

Violence & Gore

  • A boy kills another boy by shooting him with a gun.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene where a twelve-year-old girl sets up a romantic dinner between her and an adult. She tries to seduce him. He is disturbed by her actions and calls her mother to pick her up.
  • In order to force her to eat healthy, a boy locks his mother in the basement.

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