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Home at the End of the World | 2004 | R | - 8.5.5

Two boys, Bobby and Jonathan (Colin Farrell and Dallas Roberts), meet and become best friends in Cleveland during the 1960s. They meet again in New York City during the 1980s, and Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his other roommate Clare (Robin Wright Penn). While Jonathan is gay, he was hoping to be the father of Clare's baby, but Bobby falls in love with her. When Clare becomes pregnant, they all move to the country, where their lives and relationships shift and change. Also with Matt Frewer and Sissy Spacek. Directed by Michael Mayer. [2:00]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - Two young men sleep together, one touches the other on the arm, reaches under the sheets toward his crotch, the other reaches under the sheets too, and they both moan (we see rhythmic movement under the sheets) and climax. A boy wakes up hearing moaning in the next room, he opens the door and sees a nude young woman (we see her bare buttocks and a bare breast) thrusting on top of a young man (we see the young woman's pubic region as she climbs off the young man). A woman asks a man if he finds her attractive, she pushes him back onto a bed, they kiss, she kisses down his bare chest, she unfastens his pants, and we see her thrusting on top of him (we see her bare back); he moans and climaxes and they hug. Two boys in a car moan while touching each other below the waist, one leans over to kiss the other and they are interrupted. Two men kiss passionately and begin removing their clothes. Two men dance together, kiss and hug. A man and a woman kiss, a man kisses a man and they kiss again and hug. A young man and a young woman kiss and he caresses her bare thigh. Men kiss in a bar. Two men admire each other as they walk past each other on the street. Two men dance together, and two men lie in bed together. Two young men hold each other in bed, and one kisses the other on the neck (they are wearing T-shirts and jockey shorts). A man and a woman lie in bed together after having had sex. Two men sleep together (they are bare-chested). A nude man (we see his bare chest to the hips and a brief glimpse of pubic hair and his bare buttocks) climbs into bed with another man and he falls asleep. A nude man (we see his bare buttocks and back) stands in front of a mirror; another man comes in the room and inspects a spot near his hip (we see a bit of pubic hair). A woman grieving over her husband's death asks a younger man to hold her and squeeze her (there is an implication of attraction, but nothing more). A woman and a young man (her teenage son's friend) dance together and hug. A woman smokes marijuana with her teenage son and another young man. A woman wears a short skirt that reveals a bare thigh.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A young man runs through a sliding glass door, it shatters cutting him, he pulls a shard of glass out of his neck and blood pours from the wound; he falls to the floor and we watch him die while people around him scream and cry (a boy watches in shock). A young man finds his father dead (he died in his sleep). A man falls asleep with a burning cigarette in his hand. We hear that a boy's mother died. A boy on a drug-induced trip imagines that he is floating above rooftops. People argue in a few scenes; in one scene, a woman hits a man several times while yelling at him. We see what is described as "a bruise" on a man's hip. A woman gives a box to her son that contains the ashes of his father -- we later see him scattering the ashes over a field.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 6 F-words, 3 sexual references, 5 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 6 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown smoking tobacco, marijuana, drinking alcohol, and taking other illegal drugs. A young man gives a boy an illegal drug to take, and he does.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, family, love, loneliness, homosexuality, bisexuality, death of a parent, death of a sibling, searching for love, children out of wedlock, memories, happiness.

MESSAGE - The world can be a beautiful place. There is nothing to fear as long as you are loved.

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