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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Matthew McConaughey becomes the willing subject of a 24-hour all live TV show, with unpredictable results. Also with Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Elizabeth Hurley, Dennis Hopper, Sally Kirkland, Viveka Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner and Martin Landau. [2:03]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Sexual innuendo and discussions of sex and nudity; there's also a description of a penile implant. A couple kiss passionately and fondle each other; then they move to a table where they thrust against each other (they remain clothed). A couple kiss tenderly and then passionately. A couple begin kissing in a car and the man removes the woman's shirt (we only see her shoulders). A couple is also shown kissing in bed, under sheets, exposing bare shoulders and a leg. A man wakes up with an erection (we briefly see a bulge through his sweatpants) and he reaches into his pants and rubs himself. Two shirtless men are shown a few times. A woman's naked buttocks and her bare back are seen, a woman wears a very tight fitting sweater, a woman wears a revealing evening gown and several women wear midriff-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - There's a really gross scene of a man clipping his toenails in extreme close up. A woman is knocked to the floor by a large crowd and a man gets knocked in the head with a football. A man falls on a cat. Two men nearly fight.

PROFANITY 5 - Three profane hand gestures (one is quite elaborate), about 10 scatological terms, 1 sexual term, a couple of dozen anatomical references, 2 remarks about sexual performance, many mild obscenities and a few insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Human nature, relationships, divorce, greed, TV and TV ratings, infidelity, lying, loyalty.

MESSAGE - Family and love are more important than fame and fortune. Paternity doesn't necessarily mean fatherhood.

Special Keywords: S4 - V2 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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