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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

Bob Hoskins plays a psychopathic catering manager who befriends a pregnant, homeless teen (Elaine Cassidy) in this thriller. Also with Claire Benedict, Brid Brennan, Sidney Cole, Kriss Dosanjh, Nizwar Karanj, Arsinée Khanjian, Peter McDonald, Gerard McSorley, Sheila Reed, Danny Turner and Ali Yassine. [1:56]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A little sexual innuendo and a couple of kisses. We see a clothed boy on top of a clothed girl (only his shoulders and her face are visible) and it's implied they're having intercourse (we see a little movement and hear some heavy breathing).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A person puts their head through a noose and jumps off a counter. During a stage play, we see a severed head on a tray (a woman appears to be kissing it). A few times we see a man grabbing a woman's arm to prevent her from getting out of a car. A man chokes on some food and falls out of his chair; also we hear a boy vomiting and see a man about to vomit. We see a girl with a bloody stain on her nightgown.

PROFANITY 2 - A couple of mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Abduction, abortion, unwed pregnancy, abandonment, serial killing, isolation, dysfunctional parent/child relationships, forgiveness.

MESSAGE - Malevolence can be disguised as benevolence; sometimes it takes a traumatic experience to make us understand ourselves and our purpose in life.

Special Keywords: S2 - V3 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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