The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below. Profanity consists of at least 45 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually explicit dialogue is present, as are partially seen sexual encounters including a rather graphic if brief one, standing, with movement and sounds.
There's also a brief bit about a gay Senator, a full frontal nude view of a dead and discolored female corpse, varying amounts of cleavage, the sight of a woman getting dressed, and many pornographic photos seen on a wall with nudity, some implying bondage, etc. Violence includes several murders, with some bloody results, and those scenes and several moments of potential peril might be unsettling or suspenseful for some viewers.
Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while a lot of drinking occurs along with some inebriation. Some behavior may be enticing for some kids to imitate, while tense family material includes re-imagined flashbacks pertaining to a father abusing his young daughter at bath-time, and the mother finally standing up to and killing her husband.
Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content. For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's a spin around camera shot showing Rowena early in the film, followed by varying amounts of bouncy handheld camera footage later in it.
After a successful outing of a Senator with Rowena working undercover, Miles says they're going to get drunk joking about addiction, rehab and such , with Rowena adding they're going to order copious amounts of drinks.
We later see them in the bar drinking shots and she appears a bit intoxicated. Rowena has a beer at home.
Miles gets out some liquor for Rowena and himself. Rowena has a beer. Miles has a drink. We see various beers on an office conference table in conjunction with Harrison's firm handling that account. People have drinks in a bar where Harrison comments on ordering some Hemmingway daiquiris, and then has Rowena do that for him. They then briefly discuss what's in those drinks.
Miles has a drink by himself at home and appears intoxicated. Miscellaneous people have drinks in a restaurant. Later, and upon leaving there, Rowena says she feels sick, adding that it was too much sake. We see a flashback to Rowena and Grace having beer. Miles has a drink in another scene. Rowena goes to see Grace's body in the morgue and is informed it isn't going to be pretty. We then see the corpse's bad-looking face and discolored skin, all of which prompts Rowena to vomit in another room.
We see various quick photo views of Grace's dead body discolored skin, etc. We see a flashback to Rowena's father taking her for a bath, when her mother intervenes and hits him with a poker or something similar. The second blow with it sprays blood onto the wall.
We see a flashback to a drop of blood being collected from a fingertip into a vial. A woman stabs a man in the front of his body with a knife. We don't see the impact, but do hear it, and see his pained and surprised reaction. We then see a shot of him lying dead on the floor with the knife sticking out of his clothed chest, with a little blood around it. She then uses the dead man's fingernails to scrape her neck, leaving bloody marks, all to make it appear as if he attacked her.
When Rowena exposes an anti-gay Senator Sachs as having a gay relationship with a male intern, there are comments about an intern program with benefits, "extracurricular sachs" and such.
Miles breaks into various computers to snoop around, allowing him and Rowena access to personal emails, etc. Harrison cheats on his wife with various women, with his latest target being Rowena. Rowena has a nightmare featuring her father telling her as an adult, but meant as a young girl how much "daddy likes bath time" suggesting child molestation in her past.
Thinking he's a spy, Harrison enters an employee's office, violently swipes items off his desk, grabs the man, pulls him over the desk, and then throws him out into the main area through the open door. Rowena learns that Cameron lied to her about not seeing Grace anymore when he was and may have been the one who impregnated her.
Miles turns out to be obsessed with Rowena, having a wall of photos of her, etc. We then see young Rowena and her mother burying the father out in the backyard. We learn that a person was blackmailing another over a parental death in the past.
We learn that a person murdered another person and then pinned that act on another person. A person tries to blackmail another after he's learned the truth about the woman's actions.
A woman stabs a man in the front of his body with a knife and later lies about to the police over the phone. While anonymously chatting with Harrison over the Internet, Rowena phones Miles and says that Harrison has requested a photo of her. That prompts Miles to ask if nude is an option, but he finds the correct one and sends it to Rowena. Unfortunately for her, it becomes stuck on her computer screen, with Harrison then entering Rowena's office, unaware that she's the one who's been typing with him.
Knowing she's in big trouble should he see the photo on the screen, Rowena tries to distract him while desperately trying to turn off the computer's power strip with her foot down below her desk without Harrison realizing what's occurring. Miles needs Rowena to plant some spyware on Harrison's computer, so she tries to do that, late in the day, in his office, but he catches her, thinking she's a spy. She then tries to talk her way out of that accusation, eventually convincing him of her lie.
Harrison sees a text message from Miles to Rowena about breaking into Harrison's computer. Thus, when he drives Rowena, we wonder what he's going to do to her. At one point, he raises his fist to punch her, but stops before he does so. Rowena snoops around Miles' place and a sudden sound startles her. We see some miscellaneous graffiti. Miles does a little run and then leaps onto his sofa.