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Domino [2005] [R] - 7.9.10



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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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Based on the real-life story of the late Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Lawrence Harvey, who was a Ford agency model when she answered a classified advertisement soliciting people who were not afraid to die and became a bounty hunter. Keira Knightley stars in the eponymous role. Also with Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Rizwan Abbasi, Ian Ziering, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken, Mena Suvari, Jacqueline Bisset and Delroy Lindo. Directed by Tony Scott. [2:00]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A man and a woman hug and kiss, they caress each other, remove their clothes (we see her bare breasts and buttocks) and they have sex (we see them kissing and caressing). A man watches a pornographic movie; we see the woman's bare breasts as a man thrusts rhythmically and we hear them both moaning.
 Bare-breasted women wearing g-strings dance on a stage in a strip club (we see their bare breasts, bare buttocks and bare backs) while men watch, and two women offer a man a lap dance. A woman offers to do a lap dance for a man if he will not shoot her, and give her information instead; she takes off her clothes (to her bra and panties) and dances around him while he is seated in a chair, and many other men watch and cheer.
 We see a painting of a nude woman with her bare back and buttocks exposed. A woman's pants are low slung and reveal the top of a tattoo that's on her buttocks, as well as her buttock cleavage. During a party in a fraternity house several young women take off their tops and swing them over their heads (they are shown in their bras). A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage in several scenes, and a woman wears a low-cut, short top that reveals cleavage and her bare abdomen to the hip, in several scenes. A man takes off his shirt revealing his bare chest, and his pants revealing bikini underwear (he puts his clothes in a washing machine in a laundromat) and a woman watches him with interest. A man is bare-chested and he's wearing skimpy swim trunks while sitting poolside, and a man is shown bare-chested and wearing pants.
 A man grabs a woman, pulls her toward him, kisses her cheek, and she walks away. Men and women dance suggestively in a club. Men admire a woman wearing revealing clothing and make suggestive remarks, but she rebuffs them.
 A woman tells another woman that she thinks she'll be dreaming of her that night. We hear people talking about being sex addicts. A man says that another man has slept with many women with whom he has business relationships. A man says, "We need to go to a strip club."

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A man shoots a man's arm off at the shoulder (he holds a shotgun to the man's arm and pulls the trigger), a window behind him is blown out and splattered with blood, the man screams and the man with the gun pulls the arm free (we hear a crunch).
 A man throws a bloody, severed arm belonging to another man into a trailer and a woman screams uncontrollably and shoots a gun at him. A woman holds a bloody severed arm in her lap while trying to unlock a safe (the arm has the combination tattooed on it). We see a man with one arm missing and his shirt and the remaining stump are blood soaked.
 Four men are bound and lined up, they plead with several men holding guns on them, they are shot repeatedly and they fall into a hole in the ground. Three armed people kick an apartment door in, they hold guns on the people inside the apartment, who are holding guns, they all yell at each other, and they begin shooting; blood spurts and sprays while people scream.
 People with guns threaten a man who has a remote control device taped to his hand (he is threatening to detonate an explosive in the top of a very tall building where the people are gathered); people begin shooting back and forth at each other, and we see people being struck by bullets, (they jerk and blood splatters). An RV explodes.
 A little boy (about 7 or 8) sets an explosive, it blows up and he is thrown through the air (he is apparently not badly injured because we see him later as a grown man). A helicopter pilot is shot, and the helicopter spins out of control and crashes into the ground (we see and hear an explosion). An explosion on the top of a building throws many people through the air, and causes an elevator with three people inside to hurtle to the ground (we do not see the people after the elevator falls).
 Three people with guns approach a compound where a woman is hiding in a trailer, they enter the trailer and the woman shoots at them, while her dog snarls and attacks them; they shoot at her dog, but it falls through a hole blown in the floor of the trailer and runs away (one character says that the dog is dead but we do not see it being killed).
 A young man speeds away from a building in a car, but a man in the building throws a television onto the hood of the car, then jumps down to the ground, pulls the young man out of the car and puts him in handcuffs.
 A woman chases two men, and then she stands in front of their car as they begin to drive away and she throws a knife through their windshield; the two men get out of the car and the three of them argue. A woman holds a gun on three armed people who are threatening her son with a gun. A man holds a gun on a woman who offers him sexual favors if he'll give her information (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details).
 Several young women tease other young women (it's a sorority hazing) about their physical appearance; one young woman becomes angry and punches another young woman in the nose twice (we see her bloody nose). A woman punches a man in the nose twice and we see his bloody nose (he has a gash and blood). A man drags a wounded man out of an RV and along a road, the wounded man falls to the ground, and the other man kicks him several times.
 A man grabs another man by poking his fingers into his eye sockets and pulling his head backward. A man grabs a man by the throat and slams his head against a wall (we see blood on the man's face). A man grabs another man by the hair and holds him. A man shoves a man, punches him in the face and holds a gun on him.
 Several models walk along a runway in a fashion show, one grabs another by the hair and pulls her to the floor and they yell at each other. Two women fight and shove each other on the set of a reality TV show, and several men pull them apart.
 A young man is held with nunchucks wrapped around his neck. A young woman practices with nunchucks. We are told that a boy stabbed another boy in the eye with a pencil.
 The driver of an RV swerves (he has been drinking coffee laced with mescaline), drives off the road and the vehicle flips over many times throwing the passengers around (we see everyone still alive after the accident, but a couple of people are wounded).
 We see that a man's foot is missing toes and we hear that they were "blown off." A woman has a bloody lip, nose and hand. A man has a large scar on his face. We see two men handcuffed to a bar in an RV and they have blood spattered faces. We see small skulls (could be monkey skulls) screwed to the windshield frame of an RV as decoration along with pointed teeth painted around the grill.
 A little girl watches as her father is buried. A little girl's goldfish dies and she flushes it down the toilet. A woman's goldfish dies (we see it sink to the bottom of a bowl) and she flushes it down the toilet. A man throws a chair into a TV set breaking it.
 We are told that a man lost a toe during a prison riot. A woman yells at a man. We hear about an armored car heist.

PROFANITY 10 - 119 F-words and its derivatives, 2 obscene hand gestures (1 from a little boy), 9 sexual references, 18 scatological terms, 18 anatomical terms (1 in Spanish), 19 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, a woman makes a presentation on a reality TV show about people of mixed race and uses terms that may be considered derogatory like "Blacktino," 10 religious profanities, 11 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - We hear that coffee has been spiked with mescaline and we see the effects on people who drink the coffee. A man smokes marijuana.
 A woman drinks a beer, people drink alcohol and smoke in a club scene, people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in a bar scene, a woman drinks alcohol and smokes cigarettes in several scenes, and a man drinks alcohol and smokes a cigar. A woman smokes during many interrogation scenes, a woman smokes during many other scenes, a man smokes cigarettes in many scenes, and a man smokes a cigar.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Bounty hunters, death of a parent, death of a pet, pain of loss, grief, fearing death, fraud, love, forgery, IBS, sacrifices, forgiveness, revenge, coping mechanisms, double crossing, sex addicts, bestiality, homosexuality, jealousy, FBI, dysfunctional people, reality TV, the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

MESSAGE - You can end up doing the right thing even if that wasn't your initial motivation.

Special Keywords: S7 - V9 - P10 - MPAAR

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