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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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MPAA Rating: PG-13

In 1950's Ireland three teenage girlfriends discover love. With Chris O'Donnell and Minnie Driver.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A great deal of talk about sex. A discussion of making love for the first time. A couple is shown making out in a car: they kiss passionately and writhe and moan a bit and he puts his hand into her bra. A woman is shown in a practically see-through nightgown. A couple is obviously naked although only bare shoulders are seen. We can see briefly and in shadows a man's naked back as he's lying over a naked woman. A woman looks at pictures of naked women (we briefly see breasts and behinds).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man is knocked down in a sporting event but isn't hurt. A corpse is displayed in a classroom while the scalp is being sawed off. A man tries to force himself on a woman and there is a scuffle. A woman falls into a window and cuts her arm; there is a great deal of blood.

PROFANITY 2 - One scatological term and a few mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Virginity, unwanted pregnancy, betrayal and forgiveness, the Catholic Church.

MESSAGE - It's better to forgive, but don't ever betray your own values.

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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