City of Joy

 
 

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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: PG-13

Patrick Swayze stars as an American surgeon so disillusioned with life that he travels to India in a confused search for some spiritual insight.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - One intimated sex scene; both parties remain dressed.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A scene where a young girls face is slashed, it is not shown, but the result is. A man is beaten repeatedly, along with other members of the community in the City of Joy. When the coordinator for the clinic and school refuses to pay for protection for the new building, a riot breaks out between lepers and townspeople who don't want them in their town, there are stabbings, bludgeonings and bloody noses.

PROFANITY 3 - Some strong language. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Poverty, determination of the important things in life, finding yourself.

MESSAGE - If you just let go of your fears, you can then go on to do what is right in your life. Running away from your problems is not the answer.

Special Keywords: S1 - V5 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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