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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

Jared Leto is a young man who deceives his wealthy, snobbish father so he can be with the lower-class woman he loves and still receive his large inheritance. Also with Christian Slater, Claire Forlani, Stephanie Bagshaw, Crispin Bonham Carter, Carli Harris, Derek Jacobi, Joanna John, Georgiana Johnson, Jackson Leach, Christopher Owen and David Ross. [1:53]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A few instances of mild sexual innuendo and several kisses, often passionate. We see a man passionately kissing a woman's neck and twice, we see a man kiss a woman's face and neck and grab at her clothed breast. In three scenes we see a man and women either kissing passionately or sleeping in bed (in two of the scenes the man is shirtless and in one of the scenes the woman is wearing a slip; only her bare arms are visible). A man briefly touches a woman's bare knee as he leans toward her (she's wearing a short nightshirt). It's implied an unmarried woman is pregnant. We see several women wearing cleavage-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - It's implied a woman gave herself an abortion (we see her bloody hand holding a bloody knife and there's blood all over her legs and clothing). A man jumps off a cliff and we see his lifeless body lying on the ground below. A man nearly drowns and a man falls while climbing up a ridge and breaks his leg. A man is punched and kicked in the face repeatedly (we see him lying on the ground with blood all over his face) and two men punch each other and one threatens another with a knife. A woman has a coughing fit and spits up some blood. We see a man with a badly scarred face and another with bloody sores all over his face. A man washes his bloody hands in a bowl (it's implied he helped deliver a baby).

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Upper-class vs. lower-class, prejudice, loss of a loved one, falling in love, deception, betrayal, revenge.

MESSAGE - Accept your misfortunes; if you seek revenge on those who've wronged you, you'll only hurt yourself more.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P0 - MPAAR

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