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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

Bill Bellamy likes the women in this comedy.

SEX/NUDITY 8 - In seven scenes there are bare breasts seen, and in one scene we see a woman's G-string clad buttocks. In a few sex scenes we see a man or a woman on top with thrusting and caressing and one scene implies oral sex: A woman sits on a man's lap and caresses her own breasts, a man lies behind a woman while caressing her breasts and a man kisses and strokes a woman's spread, bare legs. A woman is on top of a man (both scantily clad) and she is gyrating and thrusting wildly. Lots of sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A few scuffles, a couple slaps to the face, a slap on the head.

PROFANITY 8 - About 45 F-words, many scatological references, many anatomical references, many mild obscenities, some racial slurs (African-Americans referring to other African- Americans). [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dating, infidelity, siblings.

MESSAGE - Men shouldn't play around.

Special Keywords: S8 - V1 - P8 - MPAAR

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