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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: PG-13

After living in a fallout shelter his entire life, Brendan Fraser finally meets the real world -- and real girl Alicia Silverstone -- when his parents ask him to buy supplies for the next decade. Co-starring Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley and Joey Slotnick.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo. A few kisses. A transvestite propositions a man. We see several women in cleavage-revealing tops and several women in bathing suits; one brief scene takes place in an adult book store and we see -- from a distance -- many scantily clad woman on video and magazine covers (no nudity is visible).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A jet crash-lands on a vacant house and we see it explode (no one is injured). We see a person vomit. A man clutches his chest and passes out; we see him recovering in bed in later scenes. In self defense, a man punches another three times. A man backs a truck into a car (no one is injured).

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, a few anatomical references, several scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and several insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Cold War, the 60s, nuclear weapons, religious groups.

MESSAGE - The world has changed a lot since the 60s -- for the better and for the worse.

Special Keywords: S2 - V2 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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