A circle of sexually dissatisfied friends and lovers betray
each other in a quest to find someone better. Starring Ben Stiller, Jason Patric,
Nastassja Kinski, Aaron Eckhart, Amy Brenneman and Catherine Keener.
SEX/NUDITY 9 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references to oral sex,
masturbation and homosexual acts) -- sex is discussed in almost every scene. Kissing,
often passionately; in a few scenes, two woman kiss each other. A man graphically
describes how he and his friends anally raped a boy in high school. In a few scenes, we
see a shirtless man and a woman in a slip moving rhythmically in bed. In several
post-coital scenes, we see a shirtless man and a scantily clad woman in bed. Twice, we see
two scantily clad women in bed together, presumably after they've had sexual contact. In a
stage play, a man pushes a woman onto a bed, flips her skirt over her head and bumps his
crotch into her buttocks. In two scenes, it's implied that a man masturbates (we see a
man's hand moving rhythmically underneath a sheet covering his lower body). We see a
sweaty man moving rhythmically and talking as if he were having intercourse; we later
learn he's alone and audio-taping himself (he listens to the tape later in the movie). We
see two men's bare chests as they're showering, several men sitting in a sauna with towels
draped across their laps, and a man in his underwear. A woman's bra is visible underneath
her unbuttoned shirt. We see the side of a nude woman sitting in a chair (her arm covers
part of her breast) and a brief glimpse of full frontal female nudity. We see part of a
woman's bare buttocks (a man playfully slaps them) and part of a woman's bare breast as
man fondles it.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man graphically describes how he and his friends anally
raped a boy in high school. A man repeatedly pounds on a door and yells at a woman
cowering behind it. A man verbally threatens a woman. Keys are thrown at a man's head. A
man punts a plastic fetus.
PROFANITY 10 - About 75 F-words, lots of anatomical and scatological
references and several mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, betrayal, misogyny, sexual relationships, sexual
dissatisfaction, impotence, lesbianism.
MESSAGE - We all have sexual issues and problems that make it difficult to
maintain meaningful, loving relationships.