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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

Rebecca Miller and Kevin Spacey are the vibrant couple who move next door to boring Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and seduce them into a little wife-swapping, which leads to murder, which leads to insurance fraud, which leads to a shootout.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and woman are shown nude making love, but they are in the dark so most of what we see is shadowed. Rebecca Miller is shown taking a bath, but no nudity is evident. However, the film's main theme is infidelity and wife-swapping.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man is hit by a car, flies up, breaks the windshield and falls to the ground. A woman is found dead in a pool of blood after apparently having been beaten with a baseball bat. Another woman is found after having been murdered in the same manner. A man is batted over the head with a baseball bat and apparently killed: we see him draped over a bed, lying in a pool of blood.

PROFANITY 5 - The F-word is uttered a few times. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Insurance fraud, infidelity, wife swapping.

MESSAGE - Money doesn't necessarily make you happy, especially if the way you get it isn't honest. You can't live a real life without taking a risk; or can you? Neighbors can be problematic.

Special Keywords: S5 - V5 - P5 - MPAAR

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