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Aquamarine [2006] [PG] - 3.3.3



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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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Two girls are finishing out their last summer together, since one of them is moving to Australia. They wish for something to happen that would keep them together, when they discover a mermaid in the pool of their neighborhood beach club. The mermaid who grants them their wish -- as long as they can help her find love in three days: If she cannot prove to her father that love exists, she will have to marry someone she doesn't even like. With Emma Roberts, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman and Arielle Kebbel. Directed by Elizabeth Allen. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A young man and a young woman kiss in a few scenes and a young man kisses two girls on the cheek and they swoon and giggle.
 Young men and women wear swimsuits in many beach scenes and young women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes, and girls wear dresses that reveal their bare shoulders. A young woman who is presumably nude shows two girls her bare buttocks and says "Isn't it cute?" (we see her bare back and shoulders). A mermaid's long hair hangs over her chest covering her breasts and her bare back to the waist is seen several times.
 Young men and young women dance together at a party, and a young man puts his arm around a young woman.
 A young man and a young woman flirt, and a young woman flirts with a young man. Two girls admire and swoon over a young man in many scenes.
 A girl asks another girl about how it felt when a young man touched her while saving her from drowning. A young man tells a young woman that she is "hot." A young woman asks a young man if he loves her, in a couple of scenes. A girl tells a young woman that, "all the girls are after him, even a couple of boys" about a young man. A young woman talks about wanting to find love and that she saw perfect love once in the way a man and a woman looked at each other. Girls talk about "boy bagging" techniques (how to get a boy). Girls read teen magazines for advice about how to attract a boy. A girl asks a mermaid if she can make, "boobs come out of hiding."

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A girl falls into a murky swimming pool and screams when she sees something under the surface; a lifeguard jumps into the pool and pulls her out -- she is fine but coughs out some water.
 A young woman pushes another young woman off a pier and into water, the water begins to swirl, clouds darken, thunder rumbles, and the young woman changes into a mermaid and is pulled through the water.
 A huge storm blows wind and rain through a coastal town (we see wind damage from the storm the next day): the power is knocked out, and two girls scream when someone with a flashlight walks into the room where they are sleeping (it turns out to be the grandmother of one of them).
 A girl struggles and screams when a mermaid grabs her foot and studies it. Two girls scream when they see a mermaid in a swimming pool. Two people climb up a water tower ladder, one side of the ladder begins to pull away and they nearly fall. A young man picks a girl up and threatens to throw her in a pool; she is terrified and screams. A young woman falls off a bicycle and scratches her knee (we see a bit of blood). Two girls bump into a man who looks a bit scary and they jump.
 We hear that a girl's parents drown. A mermaid talks about being forced to marry someone and that there is no such thing as love where she is from.
 A young woman spits on two girls soaking their shirts. A young woman (mermaid) eats salt in several scenes.
 A girl is pulled to a buoy by holding onto the fins of two dolphins.

PROFANITY 3 - 4 mild anatomical terms, 1 mild obscenity, a character says "crabs" as an exclamation, name-calling (dim-sided, fish butt, bull shark, barnacle), 12 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A young woman eats a lot of salt (she's a mermaid and eats it when she is out of the water).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Mermaids and mermen, crushes, friendship, relocating, overcoming fears, death of parents, myths.

MESSAGE - Love exists in many forms, and friendship can overcome insurmountable odds and great distances.

Special Keywords: S3 - V3 - P3 - MPAAPG

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