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Annie [2014] [PG] - 2.3.3

 
 

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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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An updated telling of the classic tale of a foster child (Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a wealthy man (Jamie Foxx), initially as a publicity ploy; However, he soon learns that she means more to him than his political aspirations. Also with Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas and Cameron Diaz. Directed by Will Gluck. [1:58]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man and a woman kiss. A woman leans across a table to kiss a man and he pushes her face away. A man and a woman in a movie hug. A man and a woman dance close together in a club scene.
 A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders when a man comes to the door and she makes several suggestive remarks ("People come for the bathroom and stay for the bedroom, if you know what I mean") and gestures (winking and facial gestures) that the man doesn't seem to comprehend. A man appears to be smitten with a woman and she yells at and insults him repeatedly. A woman appears smitten with a man and makes mildly suggestive remarks to him.
 A man and a woman compliment each other's appearance awkwardly. A man thinks that a woman is a prostitute when she approaches his car on the street (she is insulted and storms off). A man thinks a man is trying to solicit him when he approaches his car in the street. A preteen girl talks about a girl punching a boy in the face (she liked him).
 A woman wears a deeply cut dress that reveals cleavage, bare shoulders and back. An animated mermaid is shown wearing a coconut shell bikini top that reveals bare upper chest, shoulders and abdomen. A woman wears low-cut tops and dresses in several scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman in a movie scene opens her mouth and we see many very pointed teeth.
 Three people in a car are chased by police and people in a helicopter before they stop and are arrested. Two teen boys run through city streets, chasing a dog until they corner it and throw stones at it; a preteen girl follows the boys telling them to stop and falls in a street as a van speeds toward her, and a man scoops her up and to safety. We see a woman talking on a cell phone as the phone begins to smoke and she yells that she has been burned by it (she holds her hand up and we see a discoloration on her hand). A preteen girl hits another preteen girl in the face. A woman stumbles and falls on the floor (no injuries are evident).
 A preteen girl runs through city streets and subway stations alone during the day and at night in several scenes. A preteen girl climbs up a fire escape and into an apartment window hoping not to be seen. A woman swings her purse around in a man's apartment and knocks over a vase on a table breaking it.
 A woman squirts several girls with a water bottle to wake them up while yelling about cleaning up their apartment before an appointment saying, "Clean like your life depends on it, cuz it does." A woman punches a man in the face.
 A mouse skitters on a floor and a woman puts a plastic container over it as a guest arrives at the door. A preteen girl plays with a lobster. A preteen girls sees a man's hairpiece on a head form and she panics seeing him with no hair.
 Several teen girls sing a song that includes a repeated lyric, "We get kicked." A preteen girl talks about a girl punching a boy in the face (she liked him) and that the girl got suspended. A woman yells at a preteen girl and calls her names when she sneaks into her apartment after dark. A teenage girl says, "I hate her so much," about her foster parent. After meeting and greeting many people at a publicity event, a man says, "Hose me down, I feel like I'm on fire," as he squirts hand sanitizer into his mouth. A preteen girl says, "Luck is for suckers." A teenage girl in foster care says, "No one wants a teenager," speaking about adoption. A woman complains about losing her chance for fame and celebrity and says, "I was one of Hootie's Blowfish." A preteen girl asks a man, "What's the hussle?" A man refers to people as hobos and is quickly corrected. A man says, "They steal information," about cell phone companies. A man says that people in an audience at a charitable event are, "Oozing with liberal guilt." A student talks about President William Henry Harrison and how he died of pneumonia shortly after taking office. A student talks about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his New Deal which provided many poor and suffering people work. A man says of a dog, "It's licking its own hoo-haa." A woman says to a man, "You vomited on a homeless man."
 A man eats a mouthful of mashed potatoes and then spits them out (the potatoes splatter onto a man on the other side of the serving table); we see this scene repeated many times on video screens of various sizes. A woman gags while flying in a helicopter and asks if anybody else is dizzy. A man and a preteen girl spit out food that the girl has prepared fro them, twice. A man spits out marshmallows. A man spits out burned toast and feeds the rest of his plate of food to a dog. A man spits water onto the floor. A man says, "Don't pee in my ear and tell me it's hot rain." A woman sprays herself with fabric deodorizer.

PROFANITY 3 - 1 scatological term, 2 anatomical terms (1 mild), 4 mild obscenities (one not fully enunciated), name-calling (rat, smart mouth, monster, hobos, Batman, pantsuit, Jimmy Neutron, bro, 5 hour energy, idiot, insane, brats, evil, gross, crazy, workaholics, parasites, bitter), exclamations (shut-up), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Sweet Lord, ). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman grabs a bottle of alcohol after yelling at a preteen girl in her care, a woman and foster care person responsible for several teen and preteen girls appears drunk in several scenes, and people are shown drinking alcohol in a bar/club scene.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Orphans, foster care, illiteracy, adoption, greed, political campaigns and strategies, publicity, promises, disappointment, politics, mysophobia, fate, fame, miracles, trust, betrayal, family.

MESSAGE - Play the cards you're dealt.

Special Keywords: S2 - V3 - P3 - MPAAPG

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