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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: R

Comedy concert movie, with Eddie Griffin's stand-up routines interspersed with footage of his eccentric Kansas City family. Among other family members we get to meet are Uncle Buckey who was a pimp, and Uncle Curtis, who has an extensive porn collection (much of which he filmed himself). [1:24]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - We see a man and a woman having sex on TV: we see them kissing, hear them moaning and see the woman's bare buttocks (there are a few other scenes like this throughout the movie; in two instances the woman's bare breasts are seen). We see a photo album of women's crotches with a black dot covering the genitalia. We see women wearing outfits that reveal cleavage, bare legs and shoulders. A man slaps women's buttocks. A man talks about sex and male and female anatomy, and a man talks in detail about oral sex. A man talks about sneaking a girl into his house when he was a boy and having sex with her. A man talks about watching and admiring women's buttocks. A man holds his crotch in a suggestive manner several times. We see a woman's bare back to the hip. Remarks are made about promiscuity and prison sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - Jokes are made about the events of 9/11. There are remarks about child abuse. A man talks about his mother hitting him with a belt and trying to run him down with a car when he was a boy. A man talks about hitting his father.

PROFANITY 10 - 188 F-words and its derivatives, 25 sexual references, 72 scatological terms, 59 anatomical terms, 51 mild obscenities, 195 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 7 derogatory term for homosexuals, 1 derogatory term for the mentally challenged, 8 religious profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Racism, patriotism, terrorism, pornography, parenting, corporal punishment, child abuse, Vietnam, religion, the KKK, slavery.

MESSAGE - Anyone can make their dreams come true if they bother to get educated, one way or another, about something or other.

(Note: People are shown smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and remarks are made about drugs.)

Special Keywords: S7 - V1 - P10 - MPAAR

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