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The English Patient



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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

This epic World War II romance has Ralph Fiennes as a dashing explorer and Kristin Scott Thomas as his adulterous lover.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Kissing, sexual innuendo, a few sex scenes (one time standing) with all scenes containing nudity, kissing, fondling clothed and unclothed body parts and sometimes thrusting. Full frontal female nudity seen twice and a few scenes show a woman s bare breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - War scenes with explosions, shooting, etc. Some scuffles, a man is hit in the head with a rifle butt, a man s thumb is severed while he screams and we see a pool of blood. A car crash and a couple of plane crashes with fireballs and gunfire; a plane nearly hits a man, after a plane crash a man has blood on his face and after a car explodes over a mine we see bloody, mangled bodies. Throughout the film we see a badly burned and disfigured man; we see his face a couple of times as a bloody pulp. A few scenes in an army hospital show bloody wounds and bedding.

PROFANITY 5 - Four F-words, a couple of scatological references and anatomical references, a few mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, adultery, love affairs, death, dying, nursing.

MESSAGE - Love lives forever.

Special Keywords: S7 - V7 - P5 - MPAAR

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