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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

Culled from the ancestral memories of director Ron Howard, the film tells the story of a poor Irish boy with a mean punch (Tom Cruise) and a rich Irish girl with a mean temper (Nicole Kidman), who arrive in Boston during the early 1800's and join the Oklahoma land rush.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Scantily clothed dancers in a cabaret, and a brothel. One scene where Cruise dreams of he and Kidman making love, she is shown in her undergarments.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A lot of fist fighting, with lots of slow motion bleeding. Cruise is stuck in the leg with a pitch fork, and Kidman is shot in the back, blood but no real gore.

PROFANITY 1 - None to speak of apart from "bastard" and some strong Irish slang. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Cultures run by the upper-class, hard-working poor enslaved by the rich landowners.

MESSAGE - Don't give up on your dreams.

Special Keywords: S3 - V3 - P1 - MPAAPG-13

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