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Infinity Pool | 2023 | R | – 9.7.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Infinity Pool” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “graphic violence, disturbing material, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and some language.” The evaluation includes several scenes with flashing images and strobe effects accompanied by ominous music, several sex scenes that include full nudity, several hallucination scenes that include sex and full nudity, a car accident causing a bloody death, several scenes of people being killed by stabbing, throat slashing, shooting and beating with a lot of blood, several people breaking into other people’s homes and stealing, causing damage and threatening people with violence, a couple of scenes with drug use, many arguments, and at least 8 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.

When a writer (Alexander Skarsgård) and his wife (Cleopatra Coleman) travel to a remote island resort hoping that he will find inspiration, a tragic accident reveals dark secrets that will impact them in indefinable ways. Also with Mia Goth, Amanda Brugel, Jeff Ricketts, John Ralston and Thomas Kretschmann. Directed by Brandon Cronenberg. [Running Time: 1:57]

Infinity Pool SEX/NUDITY 9

 – A man and a woman are interrupted while having sex and we see the woman fully nude (her bare breasts, buttocks, pubic hair and genitals and legs are visible) as she thrusts on top of the man and we see the man with his shirt open and without pants (we see his bare chest, abdomen, genitals and legs). A married man urinates near a beach and a woman approaches him from behind and manually stimulates him; the man moans as we see rhythmic movement and we see ejaculate on the ground when he climaxes. A woman prepares a drug, and she and a man both inhale its smoke after she tells him it’s an aphrodisiac and a hallucinogen; they kiss passionately and we see the man seeming to be in a stupor as the woman thrusts on top of him (we see her bare breasts, buttocks and abdomen) and he sees several other people watching and seemingly participating in the sex act (we see quick cuts to people performing oral sex on each other, manually stimulating each other, penetration from behind, and several people caressing one person) with visible nudity (we see breasts, buttocks, pubic regions and genitals); one sequence shows something oozing from a woman’s nipple and a man licks it.
 A woman consoles a man after an attack and she smears blood from his hand on her bare breast and he suckles from it. We hear smooching sounds as we hear a husband and his wife waking up; the woman gets out of bed wearing a T-shirt and underwear (we see her bare legs to the hips and the man is shown shirtless revealing his bare back). A man is undressed by people (we see his bare chest, back, abdomen, buttocks and legs to the hips, while he covers his genitals with his hands) as they measure him (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details) and a plastic cap is placed on his head and a mouth guard is placed in his mouth unnaturally stretching the skin away from his teeth. A fully nude man (bare chest, abdomen, legs to the hips, buttocks and back are seen and his genitals are obscured) is shown being held on a leash (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman wears an outfit that reveals deep cleavage, the side of her bare breast, her bare back and her legs to the upper thighs. A woman wears a swimsuit and a cover-up on a beach (we see deep cleavage). Women wear deeply cut dresses and tops that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders in several scenes. A man gets up from bed and we see his shirt open revealing his bare chest and abdomen. A man changes into what resembles a hospital gown that ties in the back and when it opens, we see his bare buttocks and back. Several people wearing what resembles medical gowns are shown from behind and part of their bare backs and buttocks are seen.
 A man and a woman (both married to other people) kiss passionately on a beach. A woman kisses a man on the cheek.
 A woman touches a man’s hand (both are married to other people), stands very close to him and tells him, “Trust me tonight.” Men and women dance on a dance floor at a restaurant and one woman looks at a man suggestively as he seems to be woozy.
 A man explains that people have been arrested on an island for blasphemy and sodomy. A woman tells a man that his wife doesn’t suit him. While trying to convince a man to come out of his room, a woman offers that he and another man can have sex with her.

Infinity Pool VIOLENCE/GORE 7

 – A man wearing a gown with his abdomen exposed is tied to a pole in a room with people seated nearby; a young boy enters the room carrying a knife as the man pleads with him, the boy stabs the man repeatedly (we see the blade entering the body and a lot of blood gushes from the wounds), the man falls over limp and drools blood and we see the blade and the boy’s hand covered with blood as he leaves. A man with a gun enters a room where three people are bound and gagged, he opens fire and other people run for cover, several people are shot, one woman shoots back at the first man and we see bloody wounds gushing blood. Several people are led to a room where they are cuffed to crates on their knees; one man resists and threatens other men with a knife, he is restrained and his throat is slashed and then each of the others are slashed across the throat (we see blood gush from the wounds).
 A man says that he is drunk and another man says that he can drive them back to a resort; while driving the headlights on the car go out and when they illuminate we see a man crossing the road in front of the car and he is struck, thrown into the windshield shattering it, and thrown back onto the road where he lies convulsing with a bloody leg and head wound (we see blood on the leg and what looks like exposed bone and his head and face are smashed and blood-soaked); the people in the car argue about what to do and then leave.
 A man is goaded into attacking a man that kneels on the floor with a bag over his head; the man growls and roars and paces around the bound man before pounding on his head and face ad urinating on him (another man also urinates on the bound man and we see the stream) and when the bag is removed we see bloody cuts and gashes on the man’s face. A man walks out of a farmhouse and into the dark, several people wait for him and turn on the headlights of vehicles illuminating him, a woman talks to him and insults him, another man on his hands and knees and with a leash and collar on is led into the area and is referred to as “the dog,” and the man is given a knife and told to kill “the dog”; the man is threatened with a gun when he refuses to kill the other man, the other man attacks him and they wrestle on the ground, and the man straddles him and punches him repeatedly until his head and face are crushed (we hear crunching and see a bloody mass on the ground). A man with a bloody leg wound limps through a forest to a farmhouse and he collapses; he wakes up in a bed and hallucinates that a young boy strangles him, he grabs the boy’s face and seems to tear it apart, he sees his wife’s face laughing at him and several other people circling him, and the man’s head is torn apart and we see gooey slime threads.
 A man with a gun stands over three people bound and gagged and on their knees; a woman helps the man with the gun hold it to a man’s head and tries to convince him to shoot (he does not). Several people move toward a building at night and shatter a glass door to enter it; they each put on grotesque masks that they find inside and leave the building, drive away and go to a villa where one man tries to open the door, a woman opens it from inside, she wrestles with the man on the floor while others move through the house and gather the other occupants (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) where they are briefly held at gunpoint. A man tries to wrestle the gun out of a woman’s hand, he runs away and she shoots at him hitting him in the leg (we see a bloody wound).
 A man is undressed by people (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) as they measure him, a plastic cap is placed on his head and a mouth guard is placed in his mouth stretching the skin away from his teeth unnaturally, he steps into a room filled to his ankles with a red liquid that swirls around him as the door is closed and lights flash and he has visions of a woman (fully nude and dancing suggestively with bare breasts, abdomen, legs and pubic area visible) and distorted images flash on the screen.
 A man moves close to the face of a person lying on an exam table and the person gasps and opens his eyes, startling the man. A man sits alone on a beach in the rain. A car speeds next to a bus and honks the horn, a passenger in the car shoots into the bus and yells for a man inside and the bus stops; the man comes off the bus and is mocked and yelled at by a woman with a gun and forced to walk in front of a car while the woman sits on the hood drinking wine.
 A man wearing a bandana around his face rides a four-wheel vehicle on the beach and spins around kicking up sand before riding over a person’s blanket and beach bag and speeding away while a crowd stands nearby in fear. A man holds a gun and stands guard outside a building; a police van speeds toward him and he jumps out of the way just as they nearly hit him. We hear a gunshot off-screen and something shatters; a man in another room holds a gun and talks to another man, and holds the gun to the other man’s abdomen. Police arrive at a man’s door and take him and his wife to the police station where they are separated and interrogated about a fatal accident.
 An introductory scene shows people in a resort moving around normally as the screen flips around upside down and back again a couple of times. People at a resort reception area are shown wearing costumes that seem to resemble the traditional garb of a Jewish group and the people are also wearing long prosthetic noses. A woman pounds on a man’s door and tries to convince him to come out; she insults him and the man refuses to come out. A woman leaves her husband in a restaurant and he remains to eat (she seems upset).
 A police detective describes an incident while questioning a man and says that he stole a car and killed a farmer; he goes on to explain that the farmer’s eldest son will kill the man to maintain the family honor. A man describes a process where a surrogate stands in for a person’s execution. A man says that a man and woman will be required to attend an execution. A woman describes the death of two construction workers while working on a job and that her husband was held responsible. A wife yells at her husband and says that they need to leave a resort; he says that he cannot find his passport and that she should go without him. A wife asks her husband, “What is wrong with you?” and a woman tells a man, “You’ve gone wrong around the eyes.” A man reprimands several people, calls them children, and tells them that they are taking advantage of the hospitality of the island. A woman describes the justice system on an island being brutal and that women would be raped by police and their bodies would be found the next day. A woman says that the locals don’t like rich foreigners and that they want to hang them at the airport to scare away other tourists. We hear that people are told not to leave a resort compound and that locals target rich foreigners. Two men and two women leave a resort compound and drive along narrow coastal roads overlooking cliffs to the ocean; they pass areas where people are shown working in squalor behind tall fences and a burned out car is shown where they stop to swim. A man jokingly says that a woman should eat her husband’s genitals like in a real marriage; and the man says, “I’ll fry you” to the man while he is frying sausages. A woman reads a critical review of a man’s book. We are told about a custom called “the summoning,” which is to welcome the rainy season on an island, and people wear distorted masks on their faces (the masks include malformed faces, extra eyes, stretched features) and eat colorful foods. A woman says that a man said, “You can’t feed yourself with white sand brain death,” as they wake up. A woman remarks about her husband not needing money because he married rich. A woman says that she is an actress and her specialty is “failing naturally.” A woman says that her father hates her husband. A woman describes people living on an island as very conservative and religious; a man goes on to explain that people have been arrested for blasphemy and sodomy.
 A man vomits and we see goo and hear him gagging and coughing. A man says that he’ll vomit if he eats any more food. A man urinates and we see the stream and trickles. A man hands another man an urn and we understand that it contains ashes; he tells the man to consider it a souvenir. A man jokes about naming the results of his recent colonoscopy, “Jackson Polyp.” People act inebriated in a restaurant and a man spits cherry pits at people seated at another table causing them to leave. A person on a stretcher and with an IV is taken out of a building and loaded into the back of a van.

Infinity Pool LANGUAGE 5

 – About 8 F-words, 3 scatological terms, name-calling (pathetic, monster, brutal, filthy, lucky, idiot, depressing, disgusting, robot, zombies, baboons, joke, coward, little baby, spineless bed wetter, sucky baby), exclamations (who cares), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. oh my God, oh God). | profanity glossary |


 – A man and a woman inhale the smoke from a burning root drug in a couple of scenes causing them to hallucinate, and a man inhales the smoke from a burning root and drinks from a bottle of liquor. Men and women drink wine with a dinner, men and women drink wine on a beach and one man says that he is too drunk to drive later, a man pours another man a whiskey and he drinks it quickly, a man guzzles a glass of whiskey, and a man and a woman drink Martinis at a bar. A man smokes a cigarette in an interrogation room and offers a cigarette to another man that declines, a man smokes a cigar in a couple of scenes, and a man smokes a cigar through the mouth of a mask.


 – Writing, inspiration, secrets, responsibility, hedonism, tourism, prosperity.

Infinity Pool MESSAGE

 – Wealthy people can take advantage of those without means, but can suffer for their deeds.


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