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Pain & Gain

Being big and tough ought to have its advantages, and Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is about to cash in on them. Teaming up with a couple of his bodybuilding buddies (Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) he hatches a kidnapping plot that with only a little pain should bring great gain. Get the movie review and more. »


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Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 26 Apr 2013
Video Release: 27 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Pain & Gain Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of explicit graphic violence.

- Frequent depictions of beating, shooting, electrocution, burning and explosion.

- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality, with blood, dismemberment, and detail.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes

Sexual Content:

- Portrayals of sexual activity, with no nudity and some detail.

- Implied and simulated sexual activity.

- Breast and buttock nudity in sexual and non-sexual context.

- Frequent detailed crude sexual references.

- Sexual innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


Approximately 214 instances of coarse language including:

- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, sexual and ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions, sometimes in an aggressive context.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent detailed and graphic portrayals of substance abuse.

- Several scenes of drug use involving cocaine.

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