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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

Keanu Reeves stars as a man who falls for his brother's wife (Cameron Diaz) on her wedding day.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Sexual innuendo, kissing. A Vegas show with some bare-breasted showgirls and a couple of G-string clad buttocks. A sex scene in a bathroom (Diaz and Reeves) with kissing, moaning and thrusting; a sex scene in a car with the same; Diaz appears to be performing oral sex on Reeves: they're kissing and then we see her head in his lap.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A couple of men are shot with some blood on their chest, abdomen and arm (one dies). A man is suffocated and dies. A woman is shot; we see blood on a blanket covering her and we then see the gaping wound. During a fight part of a man's ear is bitten off; there's blood and the ear looks scabby and disfigured throughout the rest of the film. A man's head is smashed into a headlight with some blood. Foot chases, scuffles, fistfights, vicious beatings with punches, kicks and blood, threatening with guns. A man is beaten with a bat.

PROFANITY 8 - 25+ F-words, many scatological references and anatomical references, some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Showgirls and strippers, Las Vegas, falling in love, betrayal, revenge.

MESSAGE - Whatever goes around, comes around.

Special Keywords: S6 - V7 - P8 - MPAAR

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