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Autumn in New York



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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

In this melodrama, Richard Gere plays an older man who falls in love with a younger woman who's dying (Winona Ryder). Also with Vera Farmiga, Jamie Harrold, Anthony LaPaglia and Sherry Stringfield. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Some sexual innuendo and some kissing (a few times it's passionate). A couple lies in bed together and kisses passionately, then they have intercourse (we only see what appears to be body movement through a steamy window and some close-ups of her pleasured facial expressions). We see an obviously nude but mostly sheet-covered woman in bed; it's implied she spent the night with a man. A clothed couple lie in bed together. A woman wears a slightly cleavage-revealing nightgown.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A woman slaps a man on the arm and pushes him away. A person falls down a couple times from a heart condition. A person in a hospital bed has tubes in both nostrils; eventually this person dies (we don't see it happen, though).

PROFANITY 5 - 2 F-words, a few anatomical and scatological references, several mild obscenities, a few religious obscenities and some insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terminal disease, falling in love, commitment, infidelity, womanizing, loss of a parent, loss of a lover, death, casual sex, deadbeat dads, lying, older men/younger women relationships.

MESSAGE - Go for the one you love even if you know you'll soon lose that person.

Special Keywords: S4 - V1 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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