Joaquin Phoenix gets tangled in a web of betrayal and
murder in this black comedy/thriller. Also with Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garafolo, Georgina
Cates, Scott Wilson, Gregory Sporleder, Vince Vieluf, Phil Morris, Joseph D. Reitman,
Nikki Arlyn and Monica Moench.
SEX/NUDITY 6 - Sexual innuendo and kissing, sometimes passionately. Two
scenes, in which a naked couple has intercourse with lots of movement and sound; in both,
we see the woman's bare breasts, and in one, we see the woman's bare buttocks. In one
scene, we see a woman's bare back and upper chest as she moves and moans sexually (it's
unclear whether a man is caressing a woman or they are having intercourse). We hear a man
and woman having sex on TV. A woman briefly caresses a man's clothed behind and crotch. In
several scenes, we see a scantily clad woman (she wears cleavage-revealing tops, short
skirts, bras and underwear); in one scene, she wears an open robe and we see part of her
breast. We see a man in his boxer shorts.
VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man shoots himself, and we see his dead, bloody body. A
woman shoots another woman (a little blood is seen). A man is about to stab a woman, but
the scene ends before we see him do it. A car -- with a dead person inside -- is pushed
off a cliff; we see it crash at the bottom, then explode. A man throws a wrapped-up corpse
in a lake. We see a naked corpse floating facedown in water, and in different scenes we
see three covered corpses (their discolored feet are visible) and one very bloody corpse.
We see a scene from the movie "Alien" in which an alien bursts out of a man's
stomach (with lots of blood). A man purposely cuts his finger and licks blood from it. A
man steps in a large, gooey puddle of blood; we also see a bloody knife and a soap dish
with lots of blood in it. A man slaps a woman. Threatening with guns and knives and one
PROFANITY 10 - About 60 F-words, several anatomical references, many
scatological references and lots of mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, suicide, infidelity, betrayal, the FBI.
MESSAGE - Telling the truth from the very beginning of a bad situation is
the best way to stay out of trouble.