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Bachelorette | 2012 | R | - 8.4.10

When long-time friends come together to attend the wedding of one of them (Rebel Wilson), their individual dysfunctions become evident. Also with Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Andrew Rannells, Horatio Sanz, Kyle Bornheimer, James Marsden and Adam Scott. Directed by Leslye Headland. [1:29]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A man and a woman are seen having sex against a wall in a bathroom: the woman is pressed against the wall (there's no nudity) and we hear them talking explicitly while the man is shown thrusting and the woman tells the man not to ejaculate on her clothing (using explicit terms).
 A man and a woman sit on the man's childhood bed, they kiss passionately, holding one another's faces, and then they recline and sex is implied. We see a man and a woman kissing passionately (the man is shirtless and we see his bare chest and back), he pulls away and makes a remark that his genitals are cold and small and that he does not want to have sex with the woman because she is drunk and he is also, but also because he cares about her. A woman kisses a man passionately, she pulls away, saying that she might throw up, and then immediately begins to kiss the man again. A man and a woman kiss passionately. A man and woman kiss passionately as they swim together in a pool. A man pulls a woman close to him and kisses her passionately.
 Two men rip off their clothing and start to gyrate in front of a woman's face as they dance suggestively; the woman puts money down one man's underwear as an older woman shouts at the woman to not touch the man. We see many scantily clad women (we see cleavage and bare torsos) at a strip club dancing suggestively on poles and one woman dances in front of a man. A woman takes off her dress in the back of a cab as a man watches and compliments her body and the woman argues back, saying that the man only wants to have sex with her. A woman takes off her dress (she is wearing a corset and full-coverage underwear) and a man pulls off his shirt (we see his bare chest) and he looks at her longingly. A woman is seen in bed with a man, the man is shirtless and the woman is implied to be nude as we see her pull on a shirt (no nudity is visible). A woman pulls off her dress and we see her wearing a bra as she pulls a dress back on. We see a woman wearing a low-cut, cleavage-exposing dress as she asks another woman if she thinks she could get a job at a strip club if she would "take off her clothes." Woman wears very low-cut cleavage exposing dress.
 A woman wakes up next to a man in bed, she clutches a blanket to her chest and it is implied that she is fully nude and that sex has occurred. A man and a woman hug.
 A woman dances suggestively in front of a man (she is wearing what appears to be a sparkly bikini), she tells the man that he is not allowed to touch her, and she then asks the man to touch her; he puts a finger on her stomach and she tells him that he owes her $200, shouts at him, berates him and demands money until a second woman runs into the room and drags the man away.
 A man instructs another man to "slip it in" (implying to have sex with a woman), and the man says that he is not going to sleep with the woman because she is too intoxicated when the other man remarks that he is going to give the woman drugs; the woman shouts saying that she is not going to take "date rape drugs." A woman crudely offers oral sex to a taxi driver so he will drive faster. A woman asks a man why he won't have sex with her and the man makes a crude remark about his genitalia. A woman remarks that she has a handful of male ejaculate using crude terms as she uses a dress to wipe her crotch.
 A man tells a group of men that he feels awkward while at strip clubs and that he feels uncomfortable when getting a lap dance. A woman tells three women that she had been "touched by her husband" (implying sex). A woman tells another woman that she believes a man is very good in bed because he did not have sex until he was in college, rather than attractive men who do not perform oral sex. A woman remarks to two other women that she has fantastic breasts. A man makes a crude joke that another man has a "decade-long" erection. A woman tells a man that she had previously thought that while intoxicated she had intercourse with a hamburger, when she woke up naked next to a sandwich. A woman teases a man, saying that he had stolen her brassiere when they were pre-teens. A woman makes a crude joke to a man that he is going to have sex "with a child" in reference to the man's young girlfriend. A woman makes a sexual gesture with her hips as she jokes with other women that she wants to "party." A woman tells a man that she has an opinion about oral sex and goes on to detail in graphic terms how she performs oral sex on men and how it can change how men have sex with her. During a speech to a roomful of people a man makes a remark about having sex with a woman the previous night and he describes their sex act using crude terms. A woman tells another woman that if they continue to do drugs they will end up performing oral sex on a random man. We hear a woman making a random list of places, implying that she had previously had sex in those locations. A woman tells another woman that she might have ejaculate on her wedding dress. A woman tells another woman that she had wanted to see a stripper take off his clothing so she could see his genitals, remarking that she wanted to see a second set of male genitals before having to see just her husband's genitals for the rest of her life. A woman remarks that another woman must have "magic" female genitalia. A woman asks a man if he believes in "magical" female genitalia and the man jokes that he had previously been "bewitched" by genitalia. A woman tells another woman that she had hired a stripper for a woman's bachelorette party.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman slams a metal pitcher against a man's face, and he falls to the ground and whimpers. A man slaps another man, trying to wake him up and the man slaps him back. A man repeatedly throws himself against a door, trying to get to a woman who had locked herself inside; we hear a crashing sound as the man repeatedly smashes into the door. A woman throws a bottle against a wall and smashes two glasses on the ground as she shouts that people are going to act like the room had been "ransacked." A man grabs a phone from a woman's hand and throws it out the window. A woman grabs a bag out of another woman's hand.
 A woman appears to be blacked out on the floor of a bathroom (she appears to have overdosed on drugs) when another woman and a man prop her up; the woman tells the man to pour water on the woman's head and sing a song while the woman forces her fingers down the woman's throat, forcing her to throw up as she remarks that she used to force herself to throw up "to be beautiful" (we see vomit leave the woman's mouth and we also see vomit on the woman's dress).
 We see a dress with a drip of blood on it and we see a small amount of blood on a woman's nose (she has a nose bleed after doing too many drugs); the woman screams loudly and we see her with tissues in her nose. A woman pulls up a toilet seat and it is implied that she was going to force herself to throw up until she is interrupted by another woman, who asks why she is going to force herself to throw up. A woman makes fake vomiting motions and gagging sounds as a joke. During a speech in front of a crowd of people, a woman makes a fake vomiting motion.
 A woman shouts at a man and blames him for not going to an abortion with her when she was 16. A woman shouts at another woman, remarking that she had taken the woman to have an abortion. A woman shouts at another woman over the phone. A woman screams at another woman. A woman screams at another woman and storms away. An older woman shouts at another woman. A woman dramatically tells two other women that she will "blow her head off" if she is still working in retail. A woman sarcastically tells a group of women that she is excited that she might die. A woman shouts that she is "so excited she could buy a gun." A woman recounts a story of when she and another woman were teenagers and that she had taken the fall for the woman being pinned for forcing herself to throw up. A woman tells a man that she had gone through chemotherapy when she was 12 years old, which was "tough." A woman jokingly remarks that a group of people wants to legalize slavery again. A man gives a speech at a dinner, saying that another man had urinated himself when he was in high school.
 A man carries a woman (who has blacked out), he tells another woman that EMTs are outside for the woman and we see her in the back of an ambulance fully recovered and the man later thanks the woman "for not dying today."


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LANGUAGE 10 - About 87 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 20 sexual references, 28 scatological terms, 22 anatomical terms, 18 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for mentally handicapped, name-calling (too fat for him, [expletive deleted] in the head, pervert, fat kid eating cake, desperate and terrible, breeders, competent and confident maid of honor, Chinatown, filthy stripper, hoochies, dumb, stupid, moron, like Emma Stone in The Help, b-face, jerk, miserable person, pig face, "that," skanky friends), exclamations (shut up), 1 religious profanity, 34 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman appears to overdose on drugs and is at the point of death until a man and a woman save her life, we see a man and a woman smoking marijuana and the woman is seen acting intoxicated, we see a woman pouring what appears to be cocaine into a bottle of baby powder, a woman shouts that she and two other women are going to do cocaine, three women appear to be intoxicated after snorting cocaine, a woman tells a man that she is calling to get cocaine for herself, a woman pantomimes like she is snorting cocaine, a woman remarks that she thinks two other women are intoxicated and pantomimes snorting cocaine or shooting heroin (she taps her arm), a man tells a woman that he formerly sold the woman marijuana when they were teens and the woman asks the man if he has any marijuana to sell, a man tells a woman that he has marijuana available for purchase, and a man and a woman tell each other stories about how they had gotten really intoxicated on different drugs. A man and a woman drink shots of liquor, and we see men and women drinking liquor and wine throughout the movie. A woman smokes cigarettes throughout the movie.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, jealousy, abortion, overcoming guilt, forgiveness.

MESSAGE - True friendships can have their ups and downs.

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