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Being Human



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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

Robin Williams stars in five stories, each one taking place during a different historical period. He's either losing or looking for his family.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Several kissing scenes. Two sex scenes, but both parties are clothed. A man is shown urinating twice (we hear trickling). Men are shown in a large bath, exposing bare torsos.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A woman and two children are abducted, but not violently. There is a graphic description of how someone should stab another person to kill them. A man stabs himself and dies; we see the knife sticking out of his abdomen, and a spot of blood on his clothing. Another man pulls the knife out and the blade is covered with blood. There is a battle with swords and several men are shown bloody. A dead boy is found with his eyes open. People are shown with nasty looking soars from exposure to sun and wind. There is talk of cannibalism. The skeleton of a mule is shown on a barbecue spit. Two men are shown being hung; the scene is shot from a distance, but it is a long process, showing them struggling to get free, and kicking their legs about wildly.

PROFANITY 5 - The F-word is used twice, along with two anatomical references and one mild profanity. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Slavery, suicide, survival, responsibility.

MESSAGE - Family is the most important thing a man can have.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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