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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: R

Biopic of baseball legend Tyrus Raymond Cobb with Tommy Lee Jones in the title role.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Plenty of sexual innuendo. A man and woman are shown nude in flashbacks. Brief frontal nudity for the man. Another woman wears a skimpy costume and later is shown briefly nude.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - There are scenes of sexual assault: a man drags a woman into his hotel room, orders her to undress at gun point. There are several on-field free-for alls, including kicking people with cleats said to be sharpened. A man's head bleeds after his car overturns. A man is killed with a shotgun. This scene is shown three times, in variations. Blood issues from his mouth. A man waves a gun around, firing frequently. He attacks a heckler, beats his wife, and hits a friend in the face. The friend then falls and cracks his head on a metal bed frame. And a sick man spits up a quantity of blood.

PROFANITY 7 - The language runs fast and thick, from the F-word on down. Racial epithets are also used. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Childhood trauma; divorce; racial prejudice; sexual assault; homicide; alcohol abuse; family violence.

MESSAGE - Written history does not always reflect the truth. It may be enhanced or revised, in service to emotional needs (such as the need to believe in heroes.)

Special Keywords: S7 - V7 - P7 - MPAAR

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