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5 to 7 [2015] [R] - 6.2.5



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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
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A young man (Anton Yelchin), struggling with his career as a writer, meets and falls in love with an older, married woman (Bérénice Marlohe) and they begin a relationship. Things become complicated when she tells him that she is actually happily married and her husband knows about him and approves, but they can only meet for two afternoon hours a day. Also with Olivia Thirlby, Eric Stoltz, Glenn Close, Frank Langella and Lambert Wilson. Directed by Victor Levin. A few lines of dialogue are in French with English subtitles. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a married woman meet at a hotel and they kiss passionately; they press against a wall and she removes her top (we see her wearing a bra, with cleavage and bare abdomen exposed) and he thrusts from behind her as she bends toward a table in silhouette. A man and a married woman kiss passionately, she leaves the room and he follows (sex is implied); we see him lying in a disheveled bed later and his shirt is partially open while she dresses and we see her wearing a bra and skirt (cleavage, bare abdomen and shoulders are seen).
 A man and a married woman kiss and she leaves. A man kisses a married woman. A married woman kisses a man on both cheeks as an affectionate greeting. A man and a married woman make a date and meet at a museum. A man and a married woman hug. A man and a married woman kiss. A man and a married woman lie in bed, under covers and presumably after having had sex, when she asks, "Can we do that again?" A man and a married woman hug and kiss.
 A woman wears low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. Several women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and backs at a dinner party.
 A married woman gives a man a hotel room key and tells him to meet her there. A man and a married woman flirt while talking and smoking on a city street. A man and a married woman talk on a city street and the woman says, "Are you asking me if I'm a prostitute?" A married woman tells a man that she is married and that they can continue to see each other but only between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 PM. A married woman tells a man that her husband has a mistress. A man and married woman talk about a phrase, "Seven years of bad luck," and she recalls it as, "Seven years of bad sex." A married woman tells a man, "You are a natural lover," and that, "Your body expresses your emotions." A woman tells a man, "Don't doubt my desire." A man tells a married woman, "I lost my virginity on Passover." Two children tell a man, "We are happy that you are mother's boyfriend." A husband and his wife discuss "the very first time we had intercourse."

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man slaps another man hard in the face.
 A man asks another man to join him in his car and when he does, he learns that the man is his lover's husband and asks, "Are you going to impale me with a fleur de lis?" A man makes a comment about being a smoker in exile. A man says, "My pancreas will explode." A woman says that a man has the palette of a water buffalo. A remark is made about "dissolving like a Kleenex in a fat man's sneeze."
 A man arrives at the home of his married lover and meets her husband and two children.

PROFANITY 5 - About 2 F-words (1 in subtitles), 3 sexual references, 2 scatological terms (1 in French), 1 anatomical term, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, tawdry, hedonistic, strange, crazy, nightmare, ant-social, festival of rudeness, future talent, schmoozefest), exclamations (golly), 6 religious exclamations (Good Lord, Oh God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, My God, For Christ's Sake). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman drink wine and beer at a café and bar, a woman pours two glasses of champagne in a hotel room, men and women drink wine at a dinner party, three people order vodka martinis at a restaurant, a woman tastes a beer, several people hold and drink alcohol beverages at a dinner party, and a man drinks a glass of wine. A woman smokes a cigarette on a street and a man lights a cigarette as he approaches her to talk, a man lights a woman's cigarette and she smokes while he lights his own, a man and a woman smoke cigarettes on a street in several additional scenes, and a man makes a comment about being a smoker in exile.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationship, polyamory, love, marriage, parenting, writing, rejection, shame, mental illness, failure, art, infidelity, boundaries, ethics, other ways to look at life, guilt, ambition, rules, trust, honor, betrayal, heartbreak, respect, impermanence.

MESSAGE - Change is inevitable and polyamorous relationships can only get more complicated.

Special Keywords: S6 - V2 - P5 - MPAAR

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