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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde



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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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Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: PG-13

Tim Daly is a scientist who discovers the Jekyll/Hyde formula and finds that his alter-ego is Sean Young.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man's bare rear end and bare chest are shown a few times. Some kissing. Full frontal female nudity in a shower scene (it's hard to see but not impossible). Two close-up shots of female breasts and a great deal of cleavage. Lots of sexual innuendo and some scatological references. Two suggested sex scenes with moaning behind closed doors. A man fondles himself a couple of times. A man hangs naked in front of a window to the obvious delight of an older woman who is eye level with his crotch. A woman fondles men with her feet under a table; they sigh. A woman fondles a man's crotch; they fall onto a bed and she uncovers her breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Young slams a desk into a man's crotch, a man is hit in the nose a few times. A man is burned (we don't see it, but we later see his burned face). A man is shocked and he writhes and yells as his body jerks. The transformation sequences from Dr. Jekyll to Ms. Hyde appear painful.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word and one of its derivatives, some scatological references, a few milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Science and biological differences, betrayal.

MESSAGE - We all have a dark side. We must choose to not give in to it.

Special Keywords: S6 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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