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The Cup



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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: G

Young exiled Tibetan monks obsessed with soccer hope to watch The World Cup finals on TV at their Indian monastery. With Jamyang Lodro, Orgyen Tobgya, Neten Chokling, Raj Baboon, Lama Chonjor, Ngawang Gelek, Dundrup Gyamtso, Kunsang Nyima, Pema Tshundup, Palden Gyatso, Kelsang, Dzigar Kongtrul, Pema Kunchap, Kunsang, Godu Larma, Thinley Nudi and Jamyang Nyima. [1:33]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A little sexual innuendo and a brief reference to breasts. We see a boy in boxers. We glimpse a few pictures of women wearing athletic clothing in a women's fitness magazine (some boys briefly look at it, treating it like a centerfold magazine).

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - We possibly see a drop of blood on the top of a boy's head as it's being shaved. In a scene played for laughs, boys hold down another boy and take money from his pockets. Some shoving.

PROFANITY 2 - In the subtitles, we see a British anatomical reference, a scatological reference and a mild obscenity. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Soccer, monks, monasteries, Tibetan exiles, homesickness, obsession, determination.

MESSAGE - Everyone -- including exiled Tibetan monks -- needs and deserves some fun and distraction in his/her life.

Special Keywords: S2 - V1 - P2 - MPAAG

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