Become a Premium Member | Only $2 a month

► You're making sure we survive
► Exclusive previews
► No more ads


Blow Dry



Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.


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.

 [more »]

Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

The British Hair Dressing Federation is having its annual competition, which is just enough to bring together a family of stylists who've been torn apart since the mother left her husband and son for a woman. With Hugh Bonneville, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Hartnett, Heidi Klum, Bill Nighy and Alan Rickman. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Mild kissing. We see a woman with her legs wrapped around a man's hips, and then she stands up, pulls off her dress (she's standing in her bra and thong underwear) and asks the man to clip her pubic hair into the shape of a heart (later the man comments on the "love heart" he made for her). Two women share a toast, kiss, and then talk about going to bed together. We see a woman in only a towel standing in front of a man; we see her bare back and shoulders, and from the man's reaction it's implied he can see her genitals. A woman wears an outfit that reveals her bare breasts but covers her nipples (with pasty-type thingies). We see a completely naked woman whose skin has been painted. A painted naked woman in a robe opens her robe and hugs another woman. Two women kiss, and a man kisses a man on the cheek. Some cleavage.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man fires a few shots at another man but no one is hit or hurt. In a few scenes we see several covered corpses getting hair cuts; one corpse sits up and burps. A character is slowly dying of cancer throughout the movie (we see her hair falling out and watch her vomit). A man sets part of a woman's hairpiece on fire but she's not hurt.

PROFANITY 5 - Five F-words, some anatomical references, a few scatological references, several mild obscenities, a few religious profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Broken families, cancer, children coping with a gay parent, cheating, competition, forgiveness, love, teamwork.

MESSAGE - Sometimes an urgent situation is needed to bring loved ones together.

Special Keywords: S6 - V4 - P5 - MPAAR

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member

A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.

INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.


Tell all your friends: Please recommend to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.


Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.

Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.