Great, but should be rated R in the US
Parents need to know that this movie is difficult to understand. It's about taking a pill that produces enhanced mental acuity. I really liked this movie and it's quite exciting, but I can't understand why the MPAA gave it a PG-13. It's R rated content, with 4 (yes, four!) sex scenes. The first involves sex on a bed. Though we do not clearly see it happen, we hear moaning sounds and see legs moving in a suggestive way. The second involves a woman's shoe moving around on what seemed to be a bathroom sink, but to be honest, my dad skipped that scene (he hates sex scenes!) so I couldn't tell whether it was a couple having sex on the toilet, or if it was just a woman tapping her feet on the sink as she was taking a poo. The third involves a woman taking her clothes off and having sex with the main character (I'm pretty sure, but Dad skipped through that scene once again). The forth involves another woman taking the main character to her apartment room, and having sex with him or something. There is also violent, bloody scenes. The scene where the main character discovers that his friend is dead is quite graphic, and looks like it came straight out of an R-rated action thriller. Also a few more graphic scenes, like the gruesome decapitated hands scene, where a character opens a box with two decapitated hands inside. Also not to forget the violent, bloody scene at the end where that man dies, and the main character drinks his blood, and there is blood all over the floor, which seems (once again) like it came out of an R-rated movie. That's not all. The theme is about drugs and involves a lot of drug use. I thought that the PG-13 rating was just not right for this sexual content-filled, graphic violent and drug themed movie. That's why it should have been rated R. Seriously. Who would think that all those graphic sex scenes, the bloody violence and the drug themes would be fine for 13 year olds? We live in a world where violence is all over the media, not to mention the news. So, MPAA, please do not expand kids to more of the same. My MPAA rating would be: R for sexual content, some bloody violence and drug themes/use. It's hard to understand and it's exciting, but very graphic and sexual, so 16 and up.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking