Autumn Tale

 
 

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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: PG

Concluding work of Eric Rohmer's season cycle: Friends of a busy but lonely winegrower try to find the perfect man for her. With Marie Riviere, Beatrice Romand, Alain Libolt, Didier Sandre, Alexia Portal, Stephane Darmon, Aurelia Alcais, Matthieu Davette and Yves Alcais. In French with English subtitles. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A little sexual innuendo and several kisses (mostly on the cheek). A man nuzzles a woman's neck and puts his hand on her shoulders and upper chest as he stands behind her. We see a few cleavage-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A man grabs a woman and tries to kiss her.

PROFANITY 1 - In the subtitles, we read a mild obscenity. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Matchmaking, loneliness, vineyards, empty nest syndrome, personal ads, older men/younger women relationships, failed relationships.

MESSAGE - Sometimes people need a little nudge to fall in love.

Special Keywords: S2 - V1 - P1 - MPAAPG

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