Kate Winslet stars as a young Australian who joins a cult
in India and engages in a power struggle with a macho cult-deprogrammer (Harvey Keitel)
when her family lures her home. Also with Pam Grier, Julie Hamilton, Sophie Lee, Daniel
Wyllie, Paul Goddard, Tim Robertson, George Mangos, Kerry Walker, Les Dayman, Samantha
Murray and Sandy Gutman. [1:54]
SEX/NUDITY 9 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references to fellatio,
infidelity, fantasies and orgasms) and several kisses, mostly passionate (there's also a
quick kiss between men). In a scene that's somewhat played for laughs, a man thrusts on
top of a woman while both moan (both the movement and the sound is quite exaggerated; the
camera mostly focuses on her face and her hand reaching toward pictures on a nearby wall).
We briefly see a nude man thrusting on top of a woman (his bare buttocks are visible); in
a morning after scene, we see his bare backside and her bare breasts as they're lying in
bed, then we see his front side when he gets up (his groin is covered by shadows). A man
and woman kiss passionately, then he unbuckles his pants and she proceeds to perform
fellatio (no nudity or movement is seen); in another scene, a woman directs a man to take
off her underwear and perform cunnilingus (we see hear pleasured facial expression only).
We see a man pulling a drunken woman's underwear down her shins while another man gives
her more alcohol to drink (her top is also mostly off, revealing her bra -- we see her
like this in the scene afterwards as well); another man interrupts before anything else
happens (see Violence/Gore for details). Two women dance together at a club, rubbing each
other's arms and kissing; in another scene, we see a close-up of a man caressing a woman's
clothed buttocks or thigh. A man tells a woman a story that involves an Indian guru
hugging him and stimulating his phallus. We see a nude woman's full front for a bit while
she stands in front of a man and then kisses him. We see a woman in a bikini, a woman
wearing panties and a tiny tank top, a woman wearing a bra, a man wearing tiny underwear,
a few shirtless men, some women in cleavage- and/or midriff-revealing tops, a man taking a
shower (we see his bare chest, then see him wearing a towel around his waist), and most of
a woman's bare legs when she's climbing a hill on her hands and knees.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man grabs a woman's arms, she breaks free and slaps at
him, then he punches her face and knocks her to the ground. A semi-conscious man stumbles
and then falls to the ground; he's discovered by a few people, then we see him in a truck
bed, dirty and with a bloody cut on his face. A man discovers two men about to take
advantage of a drunken woman (see Sex/Nudity for details); he breaks a bottle against one
of the men, then pushes the other. A man holds a woman's arms, another man pulls at her
sari, and a group of people form a circle around her to keep her from running away; she
tries to hit a few people with a pole. A woman knocks a glass out of a man's hand and then
presses a necklace against his forehead. A woman pulls a woman by her arm. A woman panics
when crowded by many others, falls when trying to get away, then has an asthma attack; we
see her being carried by several people, then lying on a gurney (she fully recovers). We
see video clips of the Waco compound in flames, the aftermath of the Jonestown mass
suicide (we see lots of bodies lying face-down on the ground), and two covered bodies
lying in beds after another mass suicide. We see a piece of clothing on fire. A few scenes
are played for laughs: a man runs head-first into a pole (we later see him with a bloody
shirt and a bandaged nose), a distracted woman doesn't catch a child jumping from a truck
(he falls face-first onto the ground), and a man is hit with something and knocked out of
his chair. Reckless driving; in one scene a man climbs on top of a moving car, then jumps
to another moving car beside it. A woman with a bloody nose is discovered in a car trunk.
A woman vomits; in another scene, a woman urinates while walking (we see urine dripping
all around her legs). Cockroaches scurry around a pit toilet.
PROFANITY 8 - About 20 F-words, several anatomical references, many
scatological references, a mild obscenity and an insult. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Cults, religious beliefs, cult deprogramming, machismo,
sexism, infidelity, dysfunctional families, drunkenness, marijuana use.
MESSAGE - Our beliefs don't always hold up under intense scrutiny.
(Note: The following material does not fall within any of the regular categories
but could be objectionable to some viewers: A woman applies lipstick to a man's lips, then
takes off his shirt and puts a dress on him, which we see him wearing for awhile
afterwards. There's a reference to female fetuses being aborted in India.)