The Messenger Delivers Outstanding Performances
- Monday, December 07, 2009
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- Language/Profanity: Lord's name taken in vain; multiple "f" words and other foul language; Stone says a woman must be "banging someone" who's not her husband; Stone says of a woman that he could "sop her up with a biscuit."
- Smoking/Drinking/Drugs: Stone says he's a recovering alcoholic and has been sober for three years, but he drinks later in the film; drinking and driving.
- Sex/Nudity: A man and woman have sex; the woman is shown on top of the man from behind, and we see her breasts; Stone eyes a woman and says he'd "like to strap her on like a government issued gas mask"; rear male nudity and full-frontal female nudity; a woman tells a man she's pregnant, then that she was just joking; discussion of need for sex, and of brothels; man kisses a woman who wraps herself around him; a man and woman can hear another man and woman having sex.
- Violence/Crime: A man, upon hearing of his son's death, throws something at the notifying officer, then shoves him; Montgomery punches holes in a wall; Stone puts Montgomery against a wall, gripping his neck; punches are thrown, and facial bruises are visible in the next shot; Montgomery recounts a battle in which he saw a wounded soldier's face "flapping," and an IED explosion that blew parts of a soldier into Montgomery.
- Marriage/Family: Stone says he's been married three times, twice to the same woman.
- Religion: Stone describes the notification process as sacred, and Montgomery says he's not a religious man, to which Stone responds that they're "not God"; Stone says "one way or another, we're all God's children," and Montgomery responds, "It's all fortune cookies to me, sir"; a man asks for forgiveness; the religious nature of the current war is said to have resulted in less sex for the men fighting overseas.
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