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This movie has been screened for objectional content in 15 areas. Click for a detailed look.

OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
Here's a quick look at the content found in this R-rated drama. Profanity is extreme due to at least 10 uses of the "f" word, while a few other profanities and colorful phrases also occur. One character is a prostitute and while we don't see any related activity, some sexually related dialogue is briefly present.Beyond that, some bad attitudes (gawking at or wanting to exploit the twins for profit), a drunk miscellaneous character, and the thematic issue of conjoined twins, the rest of the film is relatively void of any major objectionable content. As always, however, should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, we suggest that you take a closer look at the listed content.Of special note for those concerned with onscreen, bright and repetitive flashes of light, a bit of that occurs (not full screen) in one scene early in the film.


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A prostitute befriends two conjoined twins, one of whom is progressively getting more ill.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Unless they're drawn by the thought of seeing conjoined twins in a movie (and that doesn't really occur), it's not very likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • MARK POLISH plays one half of the conjoined twins who falls for Penny, a prostitute he's hired, and tires of never being alone from his brother.
  • MICHAEL POLISH plays his twin who's terminally ill.
  • MICHELE HICKS plays the prostitute who befriends the two twins and uses strong profanity.


  • DETAILED CONTENT LISTING:
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    EXTREME
    Disrespectful/Bad Attitude

    MODERATE
    Sex/Nudity

    MILD/MINOR/NONE
    Alcohol/Drugs | Profanity | SmokingTense Family Scenes | Topics To Talk About | Guns/Weapons | Imitative Behavior | Music (Scary/Tense) | Jump Scenes | Music (Inappropriate)Blood/Gore | Frightening/Tense Scenes | Violence


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE: MILD
  • A doctor, one of Penny's clients, comments on her not starting to smoke a pipe and she responds, "Yeah, me the crack whore."
  • Some people drink at a Halloween party (where Francis has a beer) and a drunk woman then comes up and talks to the twins.
  • BLOOD/GORE: MINOR
  • When Penny asks the elevator operator what she's spelling in the hallway leading to the Falls' brothers' door, he says "Pee."
  • We see and hear Francis throwing up in the toilet (but don't see the vomit).
  • We briefly see the two twins sitting on the toilet, but don't see anything else.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE: HEAVY
  • Penny, a prostitute summoned by the twins, initially runs from their room (but does come back). Others who see them, however, do a lot of gawking.
  • Jay wants to exploit the twins to make money via a faked tabloid story about them.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES: MILD
  • The sight of the two conjoined twins (including a brief pulled up shirt shot) may be unsettling to some viewers.
  • The same holds true for a scene where the two fight, as well as the knowledge that one of them is deathly ill.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS: NONE
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR: MINOR
  • Phrases: "F*ck me," "Holy sh*t," "You've got to be sh*tting me," "Freak(s), "Whore," "Bitch," "Shut up" and "Retard."
  • JUMP SCENES: NONE
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE): MINOR
  • A bit of creepy/ominous music plays at times during the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE): NONE
  • None.
  • PROFANITY: EXTREME
  • At least 10 "f" words, 5 "s" words, 1 slang term for male genitals ("d*ck"), 1 ass and 3 uses of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "Jesus Christ," "Jesus" and "God Almighty" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY: MODERATE
  • Penny shows some cleavage in her low-cut top, as well as some upper thigh in her high-cut, slit skirt.
  • A female friend of Penny's asks about the Falls brothers, "Did they have two..." (referring to penises) and Penny says that she doesn't know, that she didn't see anything.
  • A male friend of Penny's who's dressed as a half man, half woman wants to know if the twins are both straight and then wants to take a nude photo of them (but this doesn't happen).
  • After Penny sees a sketch Francis made of her, she wonders if she has a big butt and the two twins then talk about her having a good one.
  • Penny's female friend once again indirectly asks Penny about the twins' genitalia and Penny says that she'll let her know the next morning. Blake later tells Penny that most people ask if he and Francis "share the same d*ck."
  • As Francis sleeps, Penny crawls on top of Blake and they passionately kiss.
  • Jay asks Penny (thinking she slept with the twins), "How was it? Did they double your pleasure?"
  • SMOKING: MINOR
  • A miscellaneous man on the street smokes.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES: MILD
  • The two brothers occasionally don't get along (even fighting once), with Blake tiring of always having his brother around.
  • Penny doesn't want to hear about a son she gave up (who's evidently mentally challenged).
  • Penny visits the twins' biological mother who gave them up at birth and doesn't want to see them (although she eventually does).
  • A family member dies.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT: MILD
  • Conjoined or "Siamese Twins" and what leads to that condition.
  • How people react to others who are "different" than them.
  • VIOLENCE: MILD
  • Mad at Jay, Penny pushes him back against a wall.
  • The two twins fight each other, with each pushing the other's head with their lone hand. They eventually fall to the floor.
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