Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film deals candidly with homophobia, violence, mortality, and mental disorders. It includes a very violent and disturbing attack on one of the main characters, which leaves the man hospitalized and disfigured. A character verbally abuses others as a means of coping with his own extreme self-centered and (clinically) obsessive-compulsive behavior.
Slurs about gay sex, female sexual frustration, male prostitution. Nudity is portrayed in artwork.
One very graphic homophobic assault and the horrific wounds left as a result.
One character uses a large amount of profane, sexually and culturally insensitive language. However, it is used to illustrate both the intolerance of the main character and the pain and frustration of the other two leads.
One main character exhibits hostile and obsessive compulsive behavior toward others. The same character also deals with his homophobia and a fear of intimacy. Other main characters include a gay man struggling to rebuild his life after an attack and a working-class single mom trying to get by while caring for herself and her chronically ill child.
Includes Nick-at-Nite advertising.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Various moments of social drinking. A character takes anti-depressants.