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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

Reese Witherspoon endangers herself and her family when she begins a relationship with psycho Mark Wahlberg.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A brief glimpse of naked women in a magazine, sexual innuendo, brief fondling through clothes, a man caresses a woman under her skirt as she sighs and moans, lots of passionate kissing. A woman is sitting on her boyfriend's lap gyrating, her nearly bare buttocks (she's wearing a thong) are seen. A man and woman have sex: he pulls her underwear off, we see his bare chest and we see them kissing and thrusting.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A nightclub brawl. A man viciously hits a woman resulting in a black eye, a man chases a boy and breaks his neck, a man is thrown out a window amidst breaking glass and lands with a thud (some blood in his mouth). A couple of other people are beaten up. A drill through someone's hand (a little blood), the bloody head of a dog is thrown into a house, a man is shot point-blank in the head, a man is run over by a car. Some yelling scenes, lots of property damage and threats.

PROFANITY 8 - About 20 F-words, many scatological references, some mild obscenities and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Teenage dating, sociopaths, obsession.

MESSAGE - Know someone well before you begin a relationship with him.

Special Keywords: S6 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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