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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-13

Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson are parents with a family falling apart when their son is accused of murder.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - There's some passionate kissing. A photo of a nude girl from the waist up with her arms crossed over her breasts (but her nipples can be seen). One sex scene without nudity: A man and woman kiss, he pulls up her skirt and lays down between her legs.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A girl's dead body, with bloody arms and a bloody, disfigured face is shown. A rock is thrown through a window. There's a scuffle (one man is armed with a knife). A man burns his arm (the burned arm is shown later). A fight between a man and woman has them pushing and yelling; she almost hits him with a crowbar. A woman falls onto a tire jack and we see a pool of blood ooze from under her head.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, a few scatological references, some mild obscenities, a couple of anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, the legal system, destroying evidence, teenage relationships.

MESSAGE - You should put your principles above your family.

Special Keywords: S4 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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