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Two Days, One Night | 2015 | PG-13 | - 1.3.4

A woman (Marion Cotillard) loses her job after her colleagues vote to receive bonuses in exchange for her losing her position. She spends a fitful weekend trying to convince each of them to forfeit their bonuses and vote her back in. Also with Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin, Pili Groyne and Simon Caudry. Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A husband and his wife hug and kiss. A husband and his wife talk and caress each other's hands and faces in bed briefly. A husband and his wife hold hands.
 A wife tells her husband that she thinks they will break up and asks him, "Doesn't it bother you that we haven't made love in 4 months?"
 A woman wears camisoles and tank tops that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders with bra straps exposed throughout the movie.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman asks two men for their votes to get her job back and one man becomes angry and shoves her as he punches the other man in the face knocking him to the ground; the woman is shown with a bruise and a scrape on her face and she pours water over the injured man's head to revive him (he is OK). A husband yells at his wife and another woman, and grabs his wife by the arm and drags her into the house as she yells at him (we hear them yelling at each other inside the house as the door slams).
 A man confronts a woman who is trying to get her job back and she accuses him of misconduct. A woman pleads with several different people asking them to vote for her to get her job back; some people say that they cannot help her, and one woman won't speak to her at all.
 A woman receives a phone call that appears to be delivering bad news and she cries as she goes to her bathroom and takes tablets out of the medicine cabinet. A woman falls to the floor sobbing and says, "I don't exist." A woman appears to be having an anxiety attack and struggles to breathe (she is fine eventually). A woman seems faint after speaking to a man and a woman about a vote being taken at her job. A woman is shown in a hospital bed recovering after a suicide attempt. We hear that a vote was cast and that workers voted to receive bonuses and fire a woman from her job. People talk about a woman being up to doing her job. A child asks if her mother will get sick again if she doesn't get her job back. A woman says that she has decided to leave her husband.
 After swallowing many Xanax tablets, a husband forces his wife to vomit and calls for another woman to call an ambulance (we just hear gagging).


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LANGUAGE 4 - 5 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (beggar, sick, heartless).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman is recovering from depression and we see her taking what we find out are Xanax tablets in many scenes throughout the movie, and a woman puts many Xanax tablets in her mouth at once and swallows them with water.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Depression, job loss, fear of failure, suicide, pity, desperation, financial struggles, empathy.

MESSAGE - Doing the right thing can make you stronger.

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