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The Eye [2008] [PG-13] - 4.7.3



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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 woman (Jessica Alba), blind since childhood, prepares for a cornea transplant and although delighted with the opportunity to see again is unprepared for the newfound ability to see the spiritual world. Also with Parker Posey, Alessandro Nivola, Rade Serbedzija, Fernanda Romero, Rachel Ticotin, Obba Babatundé and Danny Mora. Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - We see the flesh-colored silhouette of a woman (from the side, and her bare back, legs and side of her breast are visible) who is bathing behind a frosted glass shower door; she exits the shower and her bare back to the hip is shown and part of her buttock cleavage as she pulls on her panties. A woman wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes.
 A woman hugs a man. A woman caresses a man's face (does not appear to be sexual).

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Gray, ghost-like figures, referred to as "shadows" appear to be something like transporters of the dead; they have human features, and they snarl and growl.
 A woman enters an elevator, as the elevator door closes a ghost appears in the back of the elevator, we see it floating off the floor, reaching out its hand to the woman and we see a brief glimpse of his face, which is completely missing (we see blood and torn tissue); the woman gets out of the elevator.
 We see a woman hanging from a cord around her neck, another woman pounds on the pipe that she hangs from, the pipe breaks, and the woman falls to the ground (we se bloody marks on her throat).
 We see images of children throwing rocks at a shack and calling out a presumably insulting word in Spanish: a woman inside the shack is frightened, she lashes a cord over a pipe, sees what looks like a ghost in a dark corner and, although it is not shown in this scene, hangs herself (we see the chair she is standing on fall over, and we hear a thud and the creaking of the cord).
 The ghost of a man in flames pounds on the window of a moving car and startles a woman who's inside (we see the man's charred and burned flesh).
 A woman walks "through" another woman, and then walks across the street to see the dead body of the woman she just walked through (we see blood on the woman's head and her twisted limbs after she had been hit by a car).
 A woman sees a boy's ghost standing in front of her, his skin is gray-tinged and he has a bloody head wound (blood has seeped through his knit hat and glistens).
 A gray, ghost-like figure snarls at a woman and touches the shoulder of another person, who turns and walks away with it (they disappear into the distance). A gray, ghost-like figure walks with a young girl, a woman chases after them calling for the girl not to go and the ghost snarls and screeches at the woman. A woman in a hospital bed sits up and is led out of her room by a gray, ghost-like figure; another woman follows them, she hears the woman moaning and she shrieks and disappears.
 A woman smells smoke, smoke billows under a door, she looks through the peephole and something lunges at her screeching: she gags and coughs from the smoke and falls to the floor, finds herself in a different building that's on fire, people around her are in flames (we see their burned and bloody flesh), she falls to the floor, someone grabs her by the arm and we later see bloody slashes on her arm (she was dreaming). A woman and a boy are shown with burn scars on their faces.
 A woman pulls her eye wide open (we hear crunching and squishing) and she appears to not have control over what her hands are doing; she then breaks a mirror. A woman sees a young boy jump out a window (it is a ghost), she rushes to the window, breaks the glass with her arm (we see blood on her hand and arm later) and glass falls to the ground below.
 A woman sees, in several scenes, a young girl pounding on a window, with flames raging behind her as she screams for help.
 People panic and get out of their cars, and one car crashes into a gas tanker causing a large explosion and flames shoot through the air. A huge explosion blows flames through a factory; we see people scattering and trying to get away, we hear them screaming and people outside the factory try to pry the doors open. A huge explosion blows flames through a restaurant and we hear that several people died.
 A woman is tripped and falls against the hood of her car and then to the ground (we see her with a bloody nose later). We see a woman with char and shrapnel on her face after an explosion.
 A woman has a dream about people dying, we see her with her eyes bleeding, we see fire and hear people screaming, the walls in her room change to the walls of a different room, she reaches out for the wall, a chair flips over and everything changes back to normal.
 A woman has a heart attack, she slumps to the floor breathing heavily, she is carried away and we hear that she died.
 A woman seated in a restaurant sees a ghost that seems agitated and lunges at her causing her to fall back and strike another person, and they fall to the floor. A woman screams for her mother, trying to find her at work, she is told to leave, she is forcibly removed, and she runs home.
 After eye surgery a woman sees very blurry images in several scenes, and in one scene she sees a figure move about the room. We see a woman in a hospital with bandages over her eyes after a transplant operation.
 A woman sees and hears a plate of glass beginning to break. A young man on a skateboard is nearly struck by a bus. A woman walks into a street and is nearly struck by a car.
 A woman hears whimpering in a hallway, she goes to investigate and sees a young boy cowering; she looks away from him and when she turns back he is gone.
 A woman hears noises in her kitchen, opens the stove, flames burst out, she screams, and she then sees the walls of her room change into a completely different room and back again.
 A man chops meat with a large cleaver (he is not harmed although the blade gets close to his fingers).
 People talk about a woman having the ability to see death. We hear about a fire in a ceramics factory and that many people were trapped inside and died. A woman talks about damaging her corneas when she was young, while playing with firecrackers.
 We see a visually impaired woman with film-covered eyes in a few scenes. A young girl suffering from a brain tumor has a large horseshoe-shaped surgical scar on her head. A woman's eyes are bloodshot after surgery.

PROFANITY 3 - 1 scatological term, 1 anatomical term, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (Sasquatch, idiot), 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman drinks from a bottle of cooking sherry and coughs.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Vision impairment, cornea transplants, employing other senses when one is deficient, seeing the spiritual world, superstition, ghosts, accidents, guilt, cellular memory.

MESSAGE - Sometimes things are better left alone.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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