Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that C.O.G. is a coming-of-age comedy/drama based on a story by humorist/essayist David Sedaris -- though his many fans are likely to be disappointed. The movie is strange, confused, and not very funny. It features a main character who may be gay, though the movie doesn't really discuss this. A sexually aggressive male partner tries to force the lead character into sex, but the attempt is stopped before anything very serious happens. There's also some violent imagery in the dialogue. Language is extremely strong, especially during the movie's first third, and includes just about every word under the sun. There are a few quick sexually suggestive moments, and adult characters occasionally drink beers and smoke cigarettes in a casual, background way.
The main character and another male character flirt. The second male character shows the lead character his extensive collection of sex toys, all of which are mounted on the walls and on shelves in his room. This character comes on strong to the main character, who rebuffs him, but the other character starts to force himself onto the other man. Background characters are seen passionately kissing on a bus, and a woman is shown doing something sexual to her partner under a blanket.
A character comes on to the main character in an aggressively sexual way; one scene comes very close to being a rape scene, but it's stopped in time. The predator slaps his victim and has him pushed up against the wall, with the victim pleading for him to stop. Another character tells the story of how he lost his leg in war. A woman uses some verbal, violent abortion imagery while telling a story.
Language is very, very strong during the movie's first half, and especially in its first 10 minutes, though it eventually tapers out to nearly none by the final half hour. Words include "f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, "p---y," "c--t," "c--k," "t-ts," "a--hole," "cum," "ass," "son of a bitch," "f----t," "d--k," "motherf----r," "crap," "retard," "slut," "c---sucker," "dyke," and "bastard."
This movie doesn't really seem to know what it wants to say: The bulk of it advocates becoming Christian and taking God into your heart, but then it abruptly drops this idea, and, additionally, doesn't provide many positive examples.
Mountain Dew is mentioned. The main character gulps some NyQuil to try to get to sleep on a bus.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The main character gulps some NyQuil to try to get to sleep on a bus. Two guys drink beers in a social way after work. Adult characters smoke cigarettes in one scene.