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The Loft | 2015 | R | - 7.6.9

Five men (Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts) enter into an arrangement that allows them to share a loft apartment for their dalliances and infidelities. When a young woman is found dead and handcuffed to the bed the friends begin to doubt and question everyone's motives. Also with Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra, Valerie Cruz, Kali Rocha, Elaine Cassidy and Margarita Levieva. Directed by Erik Van Looy. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A man and a woman have sex: we hear rhythmic moaning and see him thrusting as we see his bare back and her bare back and the sides of her breasts while they kiss. There are several glimpses of a man and a woman having sex: we see flesh and physical details are blurry (we can make out the outline of breasts and bare buttocks) as they change positions, thrust rhythmically and we hear moaning. We hear and then see a man and a woman having sex on the roof of a building where she is leaning over at the waist and he thrusts from behind her; another man interrupts them briefly and then they continue. We see several recordings of men and women having sex: A man kisses another man's wife and the husband watches the video (we see bare backs and shoulders); a man and a woman are seen in bed and the man's hand moves below a sheet at her pubic area as the woman's brother watches (we see bare shoulders and her abdomen) and the man then thrusts from behind her; a man and a woman have sex (we see thrusting) and another man watches.
 A woman standing poolside tells a man with her to take off his clothes (we see him strip to his underwear and his bare chest and abdomen are visible); she then tells him to take it all off and he leans over to remove his underwear (we see his bare hip) and the woman pushes the man into the pool (we see his bare back, buttocks and legs); the man tells the woman that it's her turn and she unzips and drops her dress revealing her buttocks before jumping into the pool where they kiss and sex is implied; the woman invites another man to join them and he declines.
 A woman is shown wearing a low-cut negligee (revealing cleavage and bare shoulders) and it is implied that she is a prostitute and that the man she is with has forced her to do things that she didn't want to do (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman wears a sheer T-shirt that reveals nipples through the fabric. Many scenes show a dead, nude woman lying in a bed; she is partially covered by a sheet and her bare back, shoulders and legs to the thighs are visible (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman wears a dress that is off one shoulder and reveals her upper chest. Women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage and backs at a wedding as well as in a few bar and party scenes. A man stumbles before falling to the floor (he has been drugged) where four men undress him and handcuff him in a bed (we see his bare chest, abdomen and the side of his buttock).
 A husband and his wife kiss. A husband kisses his wife on the neck. A bride and groom dance at their wedding reception and kiss. Men and women kiss on the cheek in greeting in several scenes.
 A woman cries and says that she wants to go to the police because a man raped her. A man passes out keys to an apartment where he says that each of the key holders can secretly go to have sex with women other than their wives. A man says, "I don't fool around." A man tells a friend that he is not like that, referring to infidelity. A man makes many crude sexual remarks about his wife as well as other women. Two men make crude sexual remarks about another man's sister (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman tells a man that another man likes to keep her panties in his pocket when they are out together. A woman describes polyamory. A man talks about women getting breast implants and makes crude remarks. A married man and a woman argue after he tells the woman that he loves her and she rebuffs him. A woman makes a remark that suggests a man is infatuated with another man.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - We see a dead woman handcuffed to a bed with blood soaking her arm and the bed around her in numerous scenes throughout the movie.
 A woman is shown being handcuffed to a bed before having her wrist slashed and blood gushes from the open wound. A man with a knife threatens another man, forces him onto a balcony, they tussle and the man drops the knife; one man tries to strangle the other man, they argue and one man falls off the balcony crashing onto a car below (we see the man's hand hanging over the side of the car and what looks like blood washing down the windshield in the rain and he's presumably dead).
 A body falls from a great distance and crashes onto the roof of a car; we see a person's lifeless hand hang over the side of the car and what looks like blood mixing with rain running down the windshield.
 A man drops two bags containing bottles of alcohol on the floor and they shatter when he sees a dead woman, handcuffed and bloody in a bed. We see Latin words written in blood on a headboard near a dead woman.
 A woman is shown wearing a low-cut negligee (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) while being handcuffed to a bed and we see her bruised wrist and bruised and bloody face as a man yells at her; we understand that she is a prostitute and that the man beat her up, and she cries and says that she wants to go to the police because he raped her.
 A man head-butts another man, then punches him in the face several times (we do not see the damage) before two other men pull him away; the second man was trying to get the first man away from his sister. A man says, "I'm gonna crack your head," and grabs another man by the crotch and threatens him after he makes crude remarks about having sex with the other man's sister.
 A man shoves another man into a chair after they argue bitterly. A man's chair is tipped backward and he falls on the ground. Glasses break when a man throws something against shelves on a wall. A man begins to have blurred vision and he stumbles before falling to the floor (he has been drugged) where four men undress him and handcuff him in a bed (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A woman's wine is drugged and she collapses.
 Many scenes show five men arguing about a situation and questioning each other about what happened. Two men argue bitterly about one of them being beaten as a child. Several scenes show men being questioned by police about a dead woman. A man and a woman argue after he tells the woman that he loves her and she rebuffs him. Two men argue bitterly. A man gestures grabbing someone's genitals. A man is shown to be very upset and he cries when his wife leaves him for being unfaithful to her. A man says that another man "mutilated her." We hear that a man has been in and out of institutions and that he grew up in a household with an "alcoholic child beater." A man makes a joke about a woman being diabetic when her husband refers to her as "sweetie."

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LANGUAGE 9 - About 47 F-words, 21 sexual references, 17 scatological terms, 14 anatomical terms, 14 mild obscenities, name-calling (girlfriend, mistress, one night stand, sweetie, cynical, stupid, alcoholic child beater, ball and chain, pudgy clown, pervert, lousy liar, mentally retarded, sick, catty, chubby, fat chick, really fat chick, chubs, deaf, whore, bimbo, loser, sick, phony, animal), exclamations (shut-up, ), 6 religious profanities (GD), 16 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, Jesus Christ, God, I Swear to God, Oh My God, Thank God, Christ).

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SUBSTANCE USE - A man snorts cocaine in a bathroom, a man prepares an insulin injection for his wife (we see her flinch when he inserts the hypodermic), we see cocaine sprinkled on a table (we do not see anyone ingest it), a man puts a drug into another man's drink (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), a man is forced to take pills and drink alcohol (he eventually passes out), a man snorts cocaine and drinks alcohol, and a man drugs a woman's wine and she collapses. People are seen drinking alcohol in several party scenes (some to drunkenness), people are shown drinking alcohol at a wedding reception, an empty wine glass is shown on a night stand next to a dead woman in the bed (please see the Violence/Gore and Sex/Nudity categories for more details), people drink wine at a dinner and we hear that a man has had many alcoholic beverage (he appears drunk), people drink alcohol in several bar scenes, and a man says that he was wasted. A woman smokes a cigarette and holds a glass of wine while standing in a kitchen.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, murder, suicide, prostitution, friendship, diabetes, marriage, divorce, mental illness, mood disorders, fate, men and their sexual appetites, blackmail, alcoholism, child abuse, monogamy, death of a parent, discretion, betrayal, rape.
MESSAGE - Men can rationalize most things, but can't get away with everything.
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