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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

Three divorced friends (Paul Reiser, Randy Quaid and Matthew Modine) share visitation woes and triumphs in this very '90s comedy.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man and woman kiss passionately, they take their shirts off and the woman is seen in her bra. Another couple kiss passionately and roll about on the couch and living-room floor while kissing and hugging. Some brief non-graphic comments about sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man is slapped in the face by his date. The "violence" of divorce and visitation (some yelling between the couples, tears from the kids during exchanges). A child throws up on her Dad. A man destroys his ex-wife's porch in an extended scene. A man yells at and then tries to strangle a man. A drunk teenager recklessly drives a car.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, two scatological terms and some milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Divorce, visitation, dealing with teenagers.

MESSAGE - When you divorce your spouse, you don't divorce your kids.

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

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