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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

An English man falls in love with an African student who cleans his home and tries to free her wrongfully imprisoned husband. With Thandie Newton, David Thewlis and Claudio Santamaria. [1:32]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A little sexual innuendo and some interested glances. A man grabs a woman and embraces her; she eventually pushes him away. Two men dance closely. We see a shirtless man a few times, a woman's cleavage and a woman's bare breast as she briefly rubs it. A woman unbuttons a drunken man's shirt and snuggles close to him; we see them lying together the next morning, with her breast is briefly visible (her wrap-around dress is slightly undone).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Soldiers shove a man around and drag him out of a room. We see urine flowing down a frightened woman's leg and vomit coming out of a woman's mouth. A woman tears down posters hanging on a wall.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Africa, imprisonment, falling in love, homosexuality, obsession, selflessness vs. selfishness.

MESSAGE - Be careful what you wish for since you just might get it.

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P0 - MPAAR

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