Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Trance is, like director Danny Boyle's earlier films Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, not for younger viewers. Although it has drawn comparisons to Inception and Memento, this thriller has more sex (including sexual full-frontal nudity) and grisly violence (torture, heads blown up, an innocent person killed) than either of those films. The language is standard for an R-rated movie ("f--k," "s--t," "assh--e"), but it's the frank sex scenes and the cringe-inducing violence (which also includes domestic abuse) throughout that makes this one for very mature teens and adults only.
Full-frontal female nudity, at least two fairly graphic sex scenes, skinny dipping, a discussion of pubic hair (or lack thereof), and a few more passionate kisses, as well as a few dating scenes.
Frequent violence, including scenes of torture (nails being torn off, limbs being broken) that are both real and imagined (under hypnosis). Characters are shot, beaten, burned, hit by a car, and killed. The body count is less than 10, but the deaths/murders are all shown. There are also flashbacks to domestic violence and possessive behavior between lovers.
Frequent strong language includes "f--k," "a--hole," "bitch," and more.
The only possible worthwhile takeaway is the warning to never abuse your partner.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink and smoke socially; a man acts drugged, but he's really hypnotized.