Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Canyons is a very sexually explicit drama about unpleasant, self-centered people who are vaguely involved in the Los Angeles film industry. It stars James Deen, a real-life porn star, and Lindsay Lohan, who's better known these days for her off-screen mishaps -- stunt casting that's generated plenty of buzz for a bleak film about unlikable characters. Expect plenty of male and female nudity and graphic sex scenes, lots of drinking, some violence, and strong language ("f--k," "s--t," and more), as well as some drug use.
Several explicit scenes include full male and female nudity. Extended graphic sequences with a variety of sexual activities, including intercourse, oral sex, and group sex.
Someone is murdered, with blood shown on clothes. Several intense arguments between couples. Two men get into a shoving match that leaves one on the ground. A man menaces his girlfriend, yelling at her and threatening to hit her.
Many scenes include swearing, including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch" "d--k," and more.
It's difficult to find a positive message in a film that focuses on selfish and narcissistic characters who use each other at every point and still manage to get away without any kind of repercussion.
Though few brands are actually visible, the main characters enjoy the trappings of wealth, including fancy cars, stunning homes, and the latest high-tech gadgets.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Many scenes show people drinking beer, wine, tequila, and other hard drinks at restaurants, bars, parties, or just hanging out at home. Few social encounters take place without alcohol as the lubricant. Some people smoke cigarettes, and one scene includes cocaine.