Brad Pitt stars as a killer who, with girlfriend Juliette
Lewis, joins a graduate student and his girlfriend for a trip to California.
SEX/NUDITY 6 - Two sex scenes: we don't see much in either, apart from a lot
of writhing and moaning. Both sex scenes are, however, somewhat violent. We see several
topless women and male and female naked posteriors (real and in photographs).
VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - This film is relentlessly violent. There is a very
disturbing rape scene, with a woman hand-cuffed to a bed. We don't see the actual attack,
only the bloody result. There are a lot of gun fights and fist fights; people are hit with
bottles, knocked out with shovels, killed with golf clubs, large rocks, hammers, shards of
glass, and even a large cactus. Many people are killed and a lot of blood is shown. Other
violent material includes an ongoing discussion about various gruesome murders, related in
vivid detail. In one scene, a character plays a tape of a woman being killed.
PROFANITY 5 - The F-word is used about six times, along with scatological
terms and some profane name calling. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Serial murder, with motivations as diverse as doing it just
for kicks and robbery. Rape, kidnapping, abuse, voyeurism, pre-marital sex.
MESSAGE - We are all capable of murder, and the only difference between a
crazed murderer and a "normal" person is the capacity to feel remorse.