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Calendar Girls [2003]



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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

A group of middle-aged women in a small English country town decide to use their women's group charity drive to raise money for new furniture in a hospital waiting room after one of them loses her husband to leukemia. They decide that the only way to raise real money is to sell a calendar of themselves posing in the nude. Based on a true story. With Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, Penelope Wilton, Annette Crosbie and John Alderton. Directed by Nigel Cole [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman hug and kiss. A woman removes her blouse and bra and we see her bare breasts -- very briefly; two teenage boys see her and they panic. Many women remove their bras (from under their shirts and dresses). We see photographs of a woman with bare breasts. A woman removes her robe and we see a bit of her bare breast. We see a topless woman on a calendar, but her hands cover her breasts. We see a nude woman on a calendar: her arms cover her breasts and we see bare buttocks (she wears a thong). We see photographs of many nude women, with props covering their private parts: we see a bit of bare hips, bare buttocks, sides of breasts, bare legs, and bare abdomens. A woman finds a porn magazine in her teenage son's room (we see cleavage and words cover the nipples). Comments are made about a husband not "getting" sex from his wife. Women talk about a George Clooney calendar with a "lift the flap." A boy describes breasts using fruit terminology. Two boys talk about someone being a lesbian. We see a poster of a woman wearing a tank top that exposes cleavage. A young woman wears a bikini.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - We see people grieving at a funeral. A man yells at his wife. A young woman is dumped into a pool of water in a dunking booth.

PROFANITY 4 - 5 sexual references, 1 scatological term, 4 anatomical terms, 20 mild obscenities, 7 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Nudity, friendship, death of a spouse, love, leukemia, bravery, women's groups, decency, pornography, jealousy, family responsibility, celebrity.

MESSAGE - Success and fame can change people and can make them lose sight of what is really important.

(Note: People are shown smoking and drinking alcohol. Two teenage boys smoke what they think is marijuana.)

Special Keywords: S5 - V1 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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