Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this isn't a Jim Carrey comedy. It's a thriller in which suicides are epidemic (three characters take their own lives -- or try to -- in often-bloody detail). The surreal, MTV-style filmmaking unfortunately makes at least one of the suicide victims look like a gauzy Victoria's Secret model who's ready for a turn on the fashion runway -- not a good message to send. There's also a subplot about a girl who likes to have kinky, abusive sex. Other violence includes murder (usually offscreen) and the threat of murder; there's also some language and drinking.
Threatened knifings. Multiple suicides and suicide attempts via slit wrists, standing in front of a bus, hanging, jumping out the window, and a gunshot to the head (the last is usually off screen). One throat-slitting (presented in a surreal, fantasy way). The hero gets a bloody dog bite and later tries to kill the dog by running it over.
A few uses of "s--t" and "f--k," as well as "bitch" (in both canine and human contexts).
Characters suddenly go from normal and sympathetic to shifty, paranoid, and potentially psychotic. There is, however an ultimate message about the redeeming power of family love and support and "doing the right thing."
Drugs / Tobacco /
The hero drinks to steady his nerves.