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Cosmopolis | 2012 | R | - 7.7.5

When a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager (Robert Pattinson) decides to drive across Manhattan for a haircut, his entire world comes apart. Also with Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel and Kevin Durand. Directed by David Cronenberg. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A man and a woman are seen having sex: the woman's bare breasts are visible as she thrusts on top of the man, the man sits up and we see his bare chest and back, the woman climbs off the man after they climax (we hear both of them moaning sexually) and we see her groin area and bare buttocks.
 A man and a woman have sex in a car: we see the woman thrusting up and down on the man's lap, she moans sexually and we see her cleavage as she rolls off the man.
 A woman is sexually aroused (she pinches a water bottle between her legs and pants sexually) when she watches a man (implied to be fully nude but only his bare back and chest are visible) receive a rectal exam; the man moans sexually as the doctor is seen making a series of odd faces and the man then makes a sexual comment to the woman about how she needs to be strapped to a chair and told when to sexually pleasure men.
 A young woman asks her husband if she saw him coming from a hotel (implying she knows he is having an extramarital affair) and the man makes a crude remark that she could have sex with him in an alleyway or bathroom. A man asks his wife when they will have sex again, and the woman says that they are newly married and do not need to count the number of times that they have sex. A man makes a crude remark to his wife that they could go to a hotel to have sex. A man and a woman have an explicit sexual conversation about their previous sexual encounters, including the man's inability to have intercourse with his wife. A young woman tells her husband that he "smells of sex," using crude terms; the man says that he smells like a doctor's exam. A young woman tells her husband that he "reeks of sexual discharge" and the man remarks that it is because he wants to have sex with her. A man tells another man that he fears his "sex organ" is sinking into his abdomen. A man makes a crude remark about his young wife's breasts, saying they look like her mother's. A woman makes a crude remark to a man about wanting to "tongue kiss" her magazines.
 Men and women are seen dancing suggestively in a bar; we see a woman wearing a bra and dancing suggestively next to another woman.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man holds a gun under another man's throat and fires without cause and we see a spray of blood as the impact of the shot sends the man reeling backwards; the shooter then throws a gun into a basketball court where two teen boys watch in shock.
 A man and a woman watch a television feed of a man being stabbed repeatedly in the eye; blood spurts from the wound and the man's body writhes and flops onto a female reporter.
 A man shoots himself in the hand with a revolver as another man holding a machine gun aimed at the man's head watches; blood sprays, we see blood covering the man's hand and the hole through his palm until the machine-gun-holding man hands the man napkins and helps him apply pressure to the wound.
 Through the perspective of windows in a limo where a man and a woman are riding, we see a man setting himself on fire; the man and woman inside the limo have a lengthy discussion about how self-immolation is typically done for attention and how monks had set themselves on fire extensively in the past.
 A man pushes his way through a doorway and opens fire into an empty room; a second man holding a machine gun walks into the room, and the second man threatens to kill the other man, who acts unfazed. During a high-tension standoff between two men one of the men paces a room as he shouts that he needs to kill the other man; we see the man hold a gun to the other man's head and the screen goes black. As a man stands by on an empty street, and a bullet hits a taxi window nearby.
 A bodyguard smashes another man's face against a car window, and as a man inside the car lowers the window the attacker shoves the other man's head through the open window with his hands around the man's neck. Paparazzi take photos as a man runs up to another man and throws a pie in his face, and the attacker laughs as the man's bodyguard grabs him, slamming him against a car trunk; he then holds him back and allows the pie-covered man to kick him in the groin while the attacker makes a joke about being able to take punches. A woman points a stun gun at a man's bare chest, the man instructs her to fire, she does not and the man is unharmed. A man fires a machine gun into the ceiling twice and plaster falls to the ground.
 From the viewpoint inside a limo where a man and a woman sit, we see protestors fill a street and they spray-paint and begin to shake the car as we also see people wearing rat costumes climb on top of cars next to the limo and shove one another; a protestor is seen trying to smash the windshield of another car, but is unsuccessful. Two men race through a crowded diner, and they throw four deceased rats behind a bar counter as one of the waiters holds up a knife menacingly. A woman holds a dead rat outside a man's car window and shouts at the man. A man walks past an elderly man passed out in a hallway.
 A woman shouts at a man. A man rattles off a list of people that he has thrown pies at in the past, including saying that he was thrown in a dark jail until his eyes bled. A woman tells a man that he owns an airplane that can "destroy entire cities." A man implies that he is "fully armed" to kill people. A man tells another man that the president is in town and a threat has been made on the president's life. A man tells another man on multiple occasions that threats have been made on the man's life and the threatened man seems unfazed. A man warns another man that a man is "out there and armed" after telling the man that threats have been made on his life. A woman tells a man it is interesting to be around a man whose life is in danger. A man tells his wife that a threat has been made on his life and the wife offhandedly remarks that the man is free to "Go broke and die." We see the funeral procession of a man's dead body in an open casket on the back of a large car; a man says that the man died of natural causes and begins to accuse another man of wanting the dead man to have died from a gunshot wound. An elderly man asks another man what happened to his eye (we see scar tissue over the man's eye); a second man interrupts and tells the elderly man that the man had been held as a political prisoner and was shot at and left for dead. An elderly man tells a man that he remembers when the man's father died, saying that he had been sick before he passed away. A doctor tells a man that his prostate is "irregular." A man tells his young wife that his prostate is "irregular" and he makes a vague comment about how life is short. A man tells another man that he needs to evaluate his prostate. A man makes a crude remark about urination to another man. A man makes a crude remark about using a toilet. An older man makes a crude remark about where he would urinate when he was driving a taxi and he then asks a man where he would urinate.
 A man urinates into a sink inside a limo.


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LANGUAGE 5 - About 4 F-words and its derivatives, 5 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (walking dead, crazy rat guys, helpless robot soldier, shameless, dangerous person, bland, kid, sloppy sweaty mess, half-hearted, foully and berserkley rich), 1 religious profanity, 2 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man comments to another man that he believes that several bar-goers have been doing drugs. A man and a woman drink liquor, a man frequently drinks liquor and mentions wanting to drink liquor, we see a man holding a glass of liquor, a man says that he has not been sleeping and spends the night drinking, an older man jokes with another man that he always has liquor in case a man's ghost appears and wants a drink, and a young woman tells a man that she has been drinking since she was 15. A man sees a young woman smoking cigarettes, a man asks another man for a cigarette on two occasions, a man asks for a drink in return for a cigarette, and a man tells another man that he knows the man smokes cigars.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Financial management, money traders, disillusionment, divorce, changing drastically from upbringing, emotionally stunted, fidelity in a marriage.

MESSAGE - A lot of money can corrupt people.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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