The Darjeeling Limited [2007] [R] - 6.5.6

 
 

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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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Three brothers (Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody) who have not spoken to each other in a year, travel across India on a "spiritual adventure" that they hope will re-unite them as brothers. Also with Camilla Rutherford, Anjelica Huston and Amara Karan. Directed by Wes Anderson. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman kiss passionately in a bathroom, and he licks his fingers and moves his hand off camera (presumably between her legs); they continue to kiss, he thrusts while and they moan, she tells him not to ejaculate inside her and they are shown coming out of the bathroom separately.
 A man and a woman kiss, he takes off her clothes (her bare buttocks are visible), they kiss, they hold each other, they kiss again and lie on a bed, she takes off her top (her breasts are covered by her arms), they continue to kiss and it is implied that they have sex but nothing more is shown.
 A woman's dress is unzipped in the back and reveals her bare buttock cleavage. A fully nude woman leans against a dresser (her bare legs, the side of her buttocks, abdomen, back and arms are visible), and a man places a robe over her. A woman wears a traditional Indian dress with a short top that reveals her bare abdomen. A man is shown wearing boxer shorts and is bare-chested. A man preparing for a bath removes his bathrobe (we only see his arm).
 A nude, dead boy is bathed by his father (we see the boy's bare chest and he is covered with a cloth from the waist down).
 A man and woman hug. A fully clothed man lies in a bed waiting for a woman to arrive; when she does they sit on the bed, and then lie back (still both fully clothed and they do not touch each other).
 A man looks at a woman and says that he wants her. A man and a woman ask each other if they have had sex with anyone else since they were together.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Three children fall into a fast moving river, three men jump in to save them, two boys are pulled out unharmed, but the third is swept away and over a waterfall and he is carried out dead by a man who has a bloody head wound (we see the boy's limp body).
 A nude, dead boy is bathed by his father (we see the boy's bare chest and he is covered with a cloth from the waist down). We see the body of a boy placed on a table, covered with a cloth, and then wood is piled on and over him, and the wood is lit and it starts burning.
 Two men fight: they wrestle on the ground, one strikes the other with a belt (he ends up with a bloody nose), and another man sprays them both with mace -- they both scream and hold their faces.
 A dead boy's father yells at a man who is carrying the boy's body and we hear women screaming in grief in the background.
 A man removes bandages from his head and we see large sutured wounds with dried blood on them on his head and face. We see a man with badly bruised eyes and bandages wrapped around his head through most of the movie. A painting depicts a man with a bloody head wound.
 Three men chase a moving train and throw rocks at it. A taxi speeds through crowded streets, a man gets out of the taxi and chases a train as it pulls away from the station, and then another man runs past him (only one man makes it onto the train). A car is nearly struck by an oncoming tow truck. A man smashes a bottle of perfume breaking it and spilling its contents.
 A poisonous snake gets out of its box and is loose on a train (a man catches it before anyone is harmed). We see a tiger snarling from behind thick brush. A man carries a box with a skull and cross-bones on it and we are told that a poisonous snake is inside. We see a poisonous snake in a glass box.
 We hear that a man was killed when he was struck by a taxi. A woman talks about a tiger having eaten a woman's brother and how it spread fear through a community. A man says that he crashed his motorcycle into the side of a hill on purpose. A man talks about a car accident he was in and that his heart and brain stopped until two joggers revived him. We hear about a man's funeral and that his three sons attended but his wife did not. A man talks about his father dying with blood on his face.

PROFANITY 6 - 10 F-words, 2 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 1 mild obscenity, a woman is identified by her ethnicity in a derogatory tone, a man refers to taking back gifts as "Indian giving," name-calling (crazy), 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man takes pills for pain, another takes drops for headaches and a third drinks a liquid for flu symptoms in several scenes; all are non-prescription and in one scene they take them to "get high." Three men drink alcohol, and three men drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. Two men smoke cigarettes, a woman smokes a cigarette, and people are shown smoking cigarettes in many scenes throughout the movie.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Brothers, re-uniting with siblings, spiritual journeys, running away, controlling personalities, trust, relationships, life-changing experiences, attempted suicide, symbolism, painful emotions, mental collapse, friendship, marriage, love, feeling sorry for ourselves, communication, divorce, death of a parent, abandonment, expectations, searching for answers, India.

MESSAGE - The past is the past and should be left as such.

(Note: A short film entitled "Hotel Chevalier" precedes the main feature, and we listed scenes it contained within the main listings.)

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