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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

Film based on Michael Crichton's novel, with Michael Douglas as an employee who accuses Demi Moore, his boss, of sexual harassment.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - There's relatively little nudity: Douglas is shown shirt-less, while Moore is shown in a very skimpy bra. But, there is one sex scene which is extended and fairly graphic: There's a lot of deep, passionate kissing, grabbing at private parts, and oral sex (the latter is quite evident, but not explicitly shown). Throughout the scene, Douglas vacillates between resisting and joining in. A great deal of sex talk (Moore and Douglas discuss their former, acrobatic sex life, Moore and Douglas discuss what happened during the seduction in graphic, clinical detail) and some sexual jokes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Douglas discovers four bloody scratch marks on his chest after the seduction, and a bloody palm. The only violent scene is the seduction scene: the sex is rough and Douglas is resisting most of the time.

PROFANITY 6 - About 19 F-words, about 6 scatological terms, some mild profanities and sexual references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sexual harassment, gender discrimination, marital infidelity, the cutthroat business world, the glass ceiling, subterfuge.

MESSAGE - Keep searching for the truth and you will find it; things are not always as they seem; women can be just as ruthless and amoral as men.

Special Keywords: S7 - V2 - P6 - MPAAR

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