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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

Documentary about the year-long, post-"Seinfeld," city-to-city stand-up comedy tour of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Also with Colin Quinn, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling and Orny Adams. [1:21]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man and woman kiss and hug a few times. A man is on a stage wearing a bikini and is bare chested. A man is shown in his boxer shorts and a shirt while getting dressed. There's a bit about sex and technology, phone sex, sex web sites, and pornography. A man says that he wants to "mount" a stage like a woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A heckler is escorted out of a comedy club after creating a disturbance. A man talks about having a dream that all of his work will fall on him and suffocate him. Two men talk about going to the bathroom. Humorous talk about having a colonoscopy.

PROFANITY 6 - 16 F-words, 2 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 1 mild scatological term, 9 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 6 religious profanities, 5 religious exclamations, name-calling. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Stand-up comedy, pressure to perform, starting over, jealousy, celebrity, respect, comfort, dreams, success, confidence, unhappiness, integrity.

MESSAGE - It's never good enough.

(Note: People are shown smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol in comedy clubs. The comedians talk about topics that are in the news, like mad cow disease, lupus, Nazis, genocide, hatred, murder.)

Special Keywords: S2 - V1 - P6 - MPAAR

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