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Abduction [2011] [PG-13] - 4.5.5



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After a teenager (Taylor Lautner) discovers that who he thought were his parents are actually CIA agents assigned to keep him safe, his world quickly comes unraveled. He then sets out to find the truth about his life. Also with Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by John Singleton. [1:46]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A teen boy and a teen girl share a lingering, passionate kiss; the girl wraps her legs around the boy's waist and he lifts her up, he sits down, the girl straddles him and they continue kissing until the girl pulls away.
 Teen girls and boys are seen in a swimming pool; the girls wear cleavage-exposing bikinis and the bare chests and backs of the boys are visible. The bare chest and back of a teen boy is visible as he awakens shirtless, and we see him walking around shirtless. On two occasions we see the bare abdomen of a teen girl as she wears her shirt tied up. A teen girl wears a low-cut, cleavage-exposing shirt. A teen boy's bare chest is visible when he changes his shirt. A man's bare chest is partially visible when he changes his clothes. A teen boy throws what appears to be boxer-style underwear across the room.
 A teen boy and a teen girl kiss. A teen boy and a teen girl sleep next to one another, fully clothed; the boy's arm is wrapped around the girl as they sleep. A teen boy and a teen girl hold hands and walk with their arms around one another. A teen boy puts his arms around a teen girl's shoulders. A teen girl wraps her arms around a teen boy's waist as they ride a motorcycle. A teen girl kisses a teen boy on the cheek.
 A man and a woman dance, and the man places his hand on the woman's clothed buttock and squeezes, as their teen son watches.
 A man tells his wife that a teen girl is "kinda hot." A teen boy and a teen girl have a discussion that implies they had previously kissed. A teen boy tells another teen boy that he is a virgin.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Two snipers shoot and kill five men (no blood is visible); we see the bodies of the men hit the ground and later see a man standing over the body of one of them (no blood is visible). A SWAT team storms into an apartment where six men are seen sitting or sleeping, and the team opens fire, presumably killing all of the apartment's occupants.
 Two gunmen fire machine guns into a restaurant where a man, a woman and a teen boy and teen girl sit; the gunmen enter the room and see the man and the woman slumped over, appearing to be dead (they are unharmed), the man and the woman grab guns and shoot the two gunmen, who drop to the ground (no blood is visible).
 Two men storm through a door, knocking a woman to the ground, she gets up and kicks and punches the two men, knocking one man into a stair railing and stabbing the other man with a pair of garden shears; she then kicks one of the men through a sliding glass door, and he stands up and shoots the woman as her teen son watches (no blood is visible). As a man checks the dead body of his wife for a pulse, he is shot in the back by another man and a teen boy watches as his father falls to the ground, dead (no blood is visible).
 A man holds a teen girl at gunpoint, commenting that it is a shame he will have to kill her; a teen boy throws a vase at the gunman, the teen girl runs while the teen boy attacks the man, kicking him in the chest and knocking him to the ground, and the boy then beats the man with a tire iron (the man is presumably killed moments later in an explosion). A man holds a teen boy at gunpoint and people around them run and scream; an unseen shooter shoots the man in the chest and a stain of blood is seen growing on the man's shirt as he lies dead on the ground.
 Two men punch and wrestle one another until one of the men gets the other in a headlock; the man twists the other man's head, we hear a snap of bone and the man drops the man's dead body to the ground.
 A man tries to pry open the door of a train car where a teen boy stands, the boy pinches the man's fingers in the door, the man shouts in pain and shoves his way into the car, the boy and the man fight and wrestle, the man slams the teen boy's head into a window (it shatters but no blood is visible) and holds the boy up by his neck against a wall; the boy spits on the man's face, the boy puts the man in a headlock with his legs until he is unconscious and throws him out of the train window (we later see the man being loaded onto a gurney).
 A teen boy and a teen girl leap into a swimming pool as a car explodes into a massive fireball; a large chunk of burning wood hits the girl in the shoulder as the boy pulls her underwater, and the girl is later seen holding her shoulder in pain and going to the hospital. A teen boy and a teen girl hear a massive explosion and see a fireball in the distance; it is implied that a woman's car had exploded as she drove (we later learn that her body was not in the car and she is seen unharmed).
 A man grabs a teen girl and punches her, she falls to the ground, he holds her at gunpoint and puts a cigar cutter around her finger; we see the girl moments later unharmed but tied to a chair and her mouth is covered with duct tape (the girl is later seen escaping and unharmed). Several men grab a teen boy and pull his arms behind his back; another man approaches and dismisses them. Three men run after a woman driving a teen boy and a teen girl in a car. Several men and a woman chase a teen boy and a teen girl as they run into woods.
 A teen boy elbows a man in the face and runs away, we see the man chasing the boy through a large crowd, and shoving people out of the way as he runs. A teen boy slides down the glass cover of an escalator, and he winces in pain after he leaps off and lands hard on his ankle (he is later seen walking normally). A woman instructs a teen boy and a teen girl to jump from a moving car, we see the boy and the girl leap from the car and roll to safety, and they are unharmed. A train comes to a halt, and a teen girl stumbles and grabs onto a teen boy for support (they are unharmed).
 A teen boy and his father practice boxing and wrestling and we see the two punching each other: the man punches the boy in the stomach until the boy acts as though he is going to vomit (he wipes his mouth and we see no vomit), the boy knocks the man to the ground, the man kicks the boy in the chest and the boy grabs the man and kicks him repeatedly in the groin ands they wrestle; they then stand up unharmed as the man's wife watches. We see teen boys participating in a wrestling match, and one boy flips another boy to the ground and pins him until he is declared the winner of the match.
 A teen boy rides on the windshield of a car as another teen boy hangs out the window and the teen driver races down the road; the driver comes to a sudden stop and the boy on the hood rolls off the car (he stands up unharmed and laughing). We see a teen boy on multiple occasions riding a motorcycle without a helmet. A teen boy and a teen girl ride a motorcycle without helmets.
 A teen boy watches as another teen boy and a teen girl shout at one another; the boy in the argument shouts at the other boy, punches a mailbox and storms away. A teen boy purposefully bumps into another teen boy and the two boys stare at one another; the boy later mentions the incident to a teen girl, who tells him that she had told the other boy that the boy could "knock him out."
 A man threatens a teen boy that he will kill all of the boy's friends, saying he had commissioned his adoptive parents to be killed and that he killed the boy's biological mother. A man tells a teen boy that he had killed the boy's mother -- we see a flashback of a woman being knocked to the ground, inhaling toxic gas and dying as the teen boy (as a young boy) watches. A man tells several people that another man had arranged for a man and a woman to be murdered. A man explains to a teen boy that another man had killed the boy's parents. A man warns a teen boy that another man will kill the boy. A teen boy tells a telephone operator that he had seen his parents murdered and believes that people are going to attempt to murder him as well. A teen boy tells a man that he had seen his parents murdered. A teen boy tells a teen girl that "everyone around" him is dying. A teen girl asks a teen boy if they will die, and the boy reassures her that they will not die. A teen boy tells a teen girl that they are visiting the grave of his biological mother. A teen boy tells another teen boy that he has spent many nights at a shooting range practicing target shooting. A teen girl tells a teen boy, "My parents will kill me." We hear a snippet of a conversation where a man warns his teen son "the ocean can be dangerous." A teen boy jokes with another teen boy that he has multiple photographs, which make him "want to vomit." A woman counsels a teen boy, telling him that he has rage issues and is glad their conversation is not occurring in a juvenile detention center, after the boy tells the woman that he had been angry at a boy the previous night.
 A teen boy plays a video game and we see a person firing a rifle while riding a snow mobile.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 4 scatological terms (1 mild), 4 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (freak, psycho, foolish, boring, stubborn, little man), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Teenage boys and girls are seen drinking unidentified alcoholic drinks at a party, a teen boy drinks to the point of drunkenness and we see him passed out with a cup in his hand, a teen boy tells his father he was "hangover," a teen girl teases a teen boy about being so intoxicated at a party that he passed out in his underwear, a woman warns her teen son that she does not want him to get in a drunk driving accident, a bottle of wine with two glasses is seen in front of a man and a woman, we hear lyrics of a song that say "I want to drink your wine," a teen boy sells other teens fake IDs (presumably for use of alcohol) and a man asks his teen son if he is going to buy a "fake ID."

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The CIA, disappearances, child abductions, trust, dishonesty, jealousy, disappointment, finding one's family, adoption, espionage, revenge.

MESSAGE - It can be hard to trust people when you are unsure of their background.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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