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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

Two people (Meg Ryan and Mathew Broderick) meet when they begin spying on their former loves.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A naked man pours cream on his crotch but he's in shadows so we don't see much (just a glimpse of his bare buttocks since we see him from the back). A couple of scenes where we hear moaning and sex talk for an extended period (but we don't see anything). A photo in the background of one scene appears to be of bare female breasts. A few scenes where couples kiss passionately and begin to tear off clothes preparatory to sex. Sexual innuendo, kissing.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A few kicks and throwing a guy around a room in a fight. A riot in a restaurant. A couple of face punches. A motorcycle almost hits a guy a couple of times. A couple of scuffles and a few falls. A couple of scenes where people threaten others with objects.

PROFANITY 4 - A mumbled F-word, some mild obscenities, a scatological reference and an anatomical reference. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Revenge, voyeurism, breaking up, falling in love.

MESSAGE - The person meant for you might be right in front of your eyes.

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P4 - MPAAR

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