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Everything, Everything [2017] [PG-13] - 5.3.3



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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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A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) has spent her whole life in her home and away from anything that could make her sick and potentially kill her by overtaxing her fragile immune system. Although longing to go outside, she is content until a new neighbor (Nick Robinson) inspires her to want to experience everything that she has been missing. Also with Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Danube Hermosillo and Sage Brocklebank. Directed by Stella Meghie. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A teen boy and a teen girl share a room with one bed: he unzips her dress and we see her bare back, they kiss and lie down on the bed while continuing to kiss and he appears to thrust (sex is implied) and we see their bare shoulders.
 A teen boy and a teen girl kiss tenderly and caress each other, and then hug. A teen boy and a teen girl kiss. A teen boy and a teen girl kiss several times in several scenes. A teen girl imagines kissing a teen boy. A teen boy and a teen girl touch hands with a pane of glass between them. A teen girl and a teen boy look at each other through a window, smile and wave.
 A teen boy tells a teen girl that she is beautiful. A teen boy asks a teen girl, "Is it a guy? Are you knocked up?" and then describes that it would be awkward "flirting with a pregnant girl."
 A teen girl wears a dress that reveals a bit of the side of her breasts, cleavage, bare shoulders and back in a couple of scenes. A teen girl wears a swimsuit that is deeply cut in the front to reveal cleavage and her bare legs to the hips. A teenage girl wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage throughout the film. A teen girl wears a top that reveals her bare back. A woman wears low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in a few scenes. A teen girl wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and we see part of her bare thigh when the skirt hikes up as she sits. A woman wears a low-cut robe that reveals cleavage. A teen girl wears an off-the-shoulder dress that reveals her upper chest and cleavage. A teen girl wears a short skirt and a crop top that reveals a bit of bare abdomen and bare legs to the upper thighs. A teen boy wears swim trunks that reveal his bare chest, back and lower legs. A teen girl wears a tube top under an open shirt that reveals cleavage, bare upper chest and bare abdomen.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A teen boy and his father yell at each other; the boy shoves the man, punches him in the face and the man punches the boy (we see the boy with a bloody nose). A woman in a movie slaps a man in the face twice and yells at him.
 A teen girl hyperventilates and collapses; we see her taken away in an ambulance, then on monitors in a hospital and then in bed in her room as she says, "My heart stopped, then it started again."
 A teen boy accidentally bumps into a man and drops a cake on a plate into the road; the plate shatters.
 A teen boy and a teen girl jump from a high, sheer rock into ocean water below. A teen boy and a teen girl run away together and we see her mother very worried.
 A teen boy and a teen girl argue in a couple of scenes and he insists that she go back inside. A teen girl and her mother argue in a couple of scenes. Two women argue about a teen girl becoming involved with a teen boy and one woman is fired from her job as the girl's nurse. We hear that a teen girl has not left her house for 17 years and that she has a compromised immune system (SCID). A teen girl says, "If I go outside, I will die." We hear that most kids with SCID don't live past 2 years of age. A teen boy asks a teen girl if she is on house arrest. A teen boy and a teen girl talk about their "vices." A teen girl says that her father and her brother died in a car accident when she was very young. A teen boy describes a wave as sucking your feet out from under you so that you can drown faster. A teen girl breaks up with a teen boy and he is upset.
 A teen girl imagines a glass wall disappearing and she falls onto grass outside (she is unharmed). A teen girl imagines floating in an ocean and sinking under water to swim with fish.
 A teenage girl vomits and we see goo leaving her mouth.

PROFANITY 3 - 2 sexual references, 1 scatological term, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (idiot, liar, crazy, sexier, coward), 1 religious exclamation (Oh My God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A teen boy drinks from a glass of what looks like whiskey and he shutters a bit, and a teen boy makes reference to his father going out drinking.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of loved ones, illness, SCID, fear, imagination, over protective parenting, spousal abuse, divorce, restraint, meaning of life, bravery, love, lies, forgiveness.

MESSAGE - Sheltering our children can have unexpected consequences.

Special Keywords: S5 - V3 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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