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Bobby [2006] [R] - 5.6.5



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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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Based on the events of the day in 1968 when presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel while getting ready for a primary election night party. The story revolves around 22 individuals who were at the hotel at the time, for disparate reasons. With Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan and Elijah Wood. Directed by Emilio Estevez. [2:00]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A fully nude young man (we see him from profile and his bare legs, buttock, hip and chest are visible) covers his genitals with his hands and stands in a litter box and crouches down as if he is going to use it.
 A woman's robe hangs open to reveal cleavage, and a woman's dress is unbuttoned and reveals cleavage. Men and women wear conservative swimwear around a pool.
 A married man and a woman kiss and then go into a hotel room, and we see them later when she is dressing (she's in bra and panties) and he sits on the bed (we see his bare back).
 A husband removes his wife's shoes, they kiss, and we see them later wearing robes while sitting in bed (it is implied that they have had sex).
 A man and a woman kiss, and they lie back on a bed (the scene ends). A man and a woman kiss.
 A young man tells a young woman that he and his friend "both fantasized about you being out of your uniform." Two young men talk about whether an actress will do a topless scene in a movie.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man shoots another man, blood spurts, several more shots are fired striking other people that are standing nearby, and we see one man on the floor motionless, with blood on his chest; we also see another man with a bloody head wound and a pool of blood on the floor (he appears dead), two men with bloody abdominal wounds, a man with a bloody leg wound, and a woman with a bloody head wound, and people scream and run in panic.
 In a different scene we see a man lying on the ground after having been shot.
 We see bodies being unloaded from a plane and laid on the ground. We see wounded and dead soldiers being carried on stretchers (some bloody wounds are visible).
 A man punches another man in the face (we see him with a bruised lip), both men try to get to each other to continue fighting but other men hold them back. A young man trips over a tennis net and falls onto the court (he is under the influence of drugs).
 We see bombs being dropped from planes and the ground bursts into flames when they land.
 We see National Guardsmen with their guns trained on protestors. We see buildings burning and hear about rioting. Several people are enraged by a shooting (they throw furniture and yell), and others appear to be in shock.
 An African-American man and a Hispanic man argue and insult each other using derogatory terms. A man yells on a telephone. A woman yells at a man. A wife confronts her husband about being unfaithful.
 A TV crashes to the ground near a man (another man threw it out a hotel window). A hotel is evacuated when a fire alarm sounds.
 A man talks about catching another man urinating on the shrubs.

PROFANITY 5 - 6 F-words and its derivatives, 3 sexual references, 7 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 19 mild obscenities, 4 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 3 derogatory terms for Hispanics, name-calling, 2 religious profanities, 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Three men take LSD and the effects are shown (they eat sugar cubes that have been laced with the drug, and they hallucinate and do unusual things) and two young men go to buy a marijuana cigarette from another young man. A woman drinks a lot of alcohol in several scenes (she stumbles and slurs her speech) and appears to be an alcoholic, a woman drinks alcohol and smokes cigarettes in several scenes, and we see a nearly empty bottle of alcohol on a nightstand next to where a woman is sleeping. People smoke cigarettes and pipes in several scenes and a woman smokes cigarettes in several scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, the late 1960s, political assassinations, Vietnam, racial divisions, racism, infidelity, respect, right to vote, depression, style, retirement, guilt, regret, noble actions, helplessness, feeling useless, miracles, LSD, compassion, anger, hope, trust, civilization, violence, dishonesty, rioting.

MESSAGE - The day that Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed affected the lives of many people and signaled for many the loss of hope for the future.

Special Keywords: S5 - V6 - P5 - MPAAR

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