The Bread, My Sweet (aka A Wedding for Bella)

 
 

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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: NR

A young man (Scott Baio) is a very successful Wall Street executive, but he quits his job and decides to concentrate on his family bakery, where he works with his two brothers. He also proposes to a woman he's only met once, because she's the daughter of his ailing surrogate mother whom he wants to make happy. Also with Kristin Minter, Rosemary Prinz, Shuler Hensley, John Seitz and Billy Mott. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman lifts a man's sweater and caresses his abdomen, they kiss passionately, then we see them in bed kissing and rolling (we see the side of her bare breast and his bare back and chest). A man and a woman kiss a few times, and a man and a woman flirt. A woman wears a low-cut dress that exposes cleavage in a couple of scenes and photos show women in cleavage revealing dresses and also show men and women kissing. We see a man in his boxer shorts (he's bare chested). Two men talk about their sexual activities and one is accused of being very active with many partners. A woman talks to her daughter about sex. A man touches another man's crotch while measuring him for a suit and the man protests. A man reaches into his pants pretending to expose himself. A woman admires a man.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman dies. A man grieves over learning that his wife is dying, and a man yells and cries uncontrollably when he learns a woman is dying. A man throws a loaf of bread at another man. A man pounds on a table in anger and frustration and a man pounds on a floor with his walker and yells. A woman complains of pain in her abdomen and we learn that she has a large cancerous mass (she winces in a couple of scenes and asks a nurse for more medication). Two men yell at each other and call each other names in many scenes. A man uses a walker because he is missing a leg (we see him attaching his artificial limb in one scene).

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 20 sexual references, 20 scatological terms, 13 anatomical terms, 19 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 16 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family ties, cancer, marriage, responsibility, corporate culture, the Peace Corps, compassion, miracles, quitting, mental retardation, lying.

MESSAGE - Life is fragile and short so we should live well. Follow your heart and you will find happiness.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.)

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P5 - MPAANR

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