The Final Destination [2009] [R] - 7.10.5

 
 

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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
Violence & Gore
Profanity
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A man (Bobby Campo) sitting in the audience at a car racetrack has a vision, seeing many of the people seated around him dying in gruesome ways. Moments later his vision comes true, but he is able to save is friends and a few other people nearby. Soon, however, the people who survived begin dying in horrible accidents. Also with Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykelti Williamson, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Justin Welborn, Stephanie Honore and Lara Grice. Directed by David R. Ellis. [1:22]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - We hear rhythmic moaning coming from a pool cabana and then see a man and a woman having sex: he lies bare-chested on a table, and the woman is fully nude and we can see her bare breasts and abdomen, hips and legs and part of her buttocks; the woman thrusts while straddling the man, they both moan, and he climaxes.
 A man and a woman kiss a few times. A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman lie in bed together sleeping (the man is bare-chested and the woman wears a tank top); they wake up and she rubs his bare chest while they talk (no sex is implied).
 Many women in and around a swimming pool are shown wearing bikinis and men are wearing swim trunks. Several women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage. A man's swim trunks are slung low enough to reveal the top of his buttocks. A woman wears a tank top and panties (cleavage and a small part of her buttocks are visible).
 A man makes a sexual remark about a woman who was recently killed. A woman tells another woman and a man who are kissing to "get a room."

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - A car drives over a handheld tool that is on a raceway causing the car to lose control, flip over and crash in flames into crowded bleachers (we see people thrown by the ensuing explosion and others are running): A woman is struck in the head by a car tire, her head explodes and we see blood and matter, and remains of the head are separated from the body and an exposed vertebrae. A car tire flies off a speeding car and into a spectator and we see her head explode (blood and matter splatter). We see damaged racetrack bleachers and rubble and then see a flashback to the accident that killed many people (we see people being killed in the same manner as listed above).
 Two people are sliced at the waist by a flying piece of metal (we see their torsos separate, with a lot of blood, from their legs and the pieces fall to the ground). A gas tank shoots at high speed into a man's chest pushing him into a fence and cutting his chest into diamond shapes (we see the flesh and blood press through the fence and a piece falls out leaving an open, bloody hole).
 A man falls backward and is impaled through the back of the head and out the mouth by a wooden spike (we hear a crunch and see the bloody spike). A man is impaled through the back and out the chest by a metal pole (we see the pole poke through his chest and there's blood at the exit point).
 A man is sucked to the bottom of a swimming pool when it begins to drain, he becomes stuck to the drain opening and the suction increases until it sucks out his intestines, which shoot out a pipe on the surface (we see bloody water spray and intestines and organs spit out onto the ground).
 A speeding ambulance strikes a man and we hear the impact and see blood and matter strewn on the road and the side of the ambulance. A tow truck slips into gear and drives down a road, a man tries to get in to stop it, he cannot, he stands in the street yelling, his foot is snagged by the hook and chain attached to the back of the truck, he is dragged along the street, the chain catches fire and he does too; he screams and flails, the truck explodes and the man's severed, flaming head lands on the ground close to another man who is watching.
 A woman falls onto stairs while trying to leave crowded bleachers, she is knocked down, then trampled, she rolls over (we see blood in her mouth) and a car's engine block sails through the air and slams into her chest (we see more blood spurt from behind her and she gasps). Large cement bleachers collapse onto people trying to get to safety (we see two people with bloody faces lying motionless after they have been crushed).
 A rock is thrown from a lawnmower and strikes a woman in the eye; she falls dead on the ground and we see a large, bloody hole where her eye had been. A woman falls on an escalator and is pulled toward its gears: a man tries to hold her, her leg is caught and she is pulled in (we see blood spurting, blood pours from her mouth and we watch as she is completely crushed).
 An explosion in a movie theater throws debris into a crowd and we see a woman with a piece of wood impaled through her chest, and nails in her face (lots of blood is coming from the wound and her mouth). A man in a hospital bed with bloody bandages tries to crawl out of his room when the ceiling begins to leak, and he is crushed when a therapy pool crashes on top of him. A man's arm is pinned to a wall by a nail gun firing after it falls to the floor (we see blood on his arm). We see several bodies being zipped into body bags (no wounds are visible) after an accident at a racetrack.
 A scaffolding collapses onto a road causing a semi to swerve and drive through a cafe window and we see X-ray images of three people killed: one is crushed under the truck tire, one's neck is snapped (blood spurts) and one is slammed into a brick wall (blood spurts). The opening credits are accompanied by X-ray images of human skeletons being impaled in a multitude of ways and several of them spurt blood.
 A woman in her car is stuck when a car wash mechanism is jammed, the car's sunroof opens, an overhead water pipe breaks and pours water into the car, the woman struggles to get up through the sunroof, the hatch begins to close again while her head is still out and it presses against her throat (she is pulled out and to safety). A man is found hanging from a rope, he gags and twitches and the rope breaks (he's OK).
 A man describes having tried to kill himself by taking a bottle of pills that he threw up; trying to leave the car running in the garage but the car kept stalling; and trying to hang himself and the rope breaking. A woman trips and falls against a switch that lowers a hydraulic lift while a man is lying under a car (he's OK). A man is nearly pinned by a van into a fence. A snake lunges at the screen. A woman's shoelace gets stuck in an escalator and twists her ankle (the lace breaks and she's OK). A man punctures a boy's pool float, shoves the boy into the water and steals his squirt gun. A flat iron heats a can of hairspray that explodes and shoots into a ceiling fan, which falls on the floor near two women. Two boys slip and fall on the floor (they are OK).
 A man drags a wooden cross onto the yard of an African-American man and begins to erect it (he does not finish). A photo of a man and woman falls on the floor, and an X-Acto knife falls off a table and pierces the photo in the woman's eye. A man who is drinking while driving a tow truck sideswipes a parked car. A car skids on oil that has been spilled near a raceway.
 A man yells at another man using racial slurs, he blames him for the death of his wife, and then threatens him. A man tells an Asian man, "Do you know how many of your kind I killed in Korea?" A man talks about his wife and children having been killed in a car accident that he caused by driving while drunk. A man talks about racecar drivers and that if they lose concentration, "You'll have to scrape them off the fence." A man whistles the tune of "Dixie" and says "There goes the neighborhood" as an African-American man walks toward him. A man's T-shirt reads "Life's a [expletive deleted] and then you die." A man reads a flyer that lists a number of racecar drivers who have died. A café sign reads "Death by Caffeine."
 We see and hear a pedicure tool scraping under a woman's toenail.

PROFANITY 5 - About 9 F-words, 3 sexual references, 14 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (sick, red neck, racist, stupid, snake, moron, crazy), exclamations (shut-up), 4 religious exclamations, 1 religious profanity. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks alcohol from a binocular flask and a woman seated near him asks for some and she takes a drink, a man drinks a beer, three people toast with sparkling apple cider, a man holds a beer in his hand (we do not see him drink), a man reaches for a glass of alcohol and his hand shakes (he does not drink), and we understand that a man is a recovering alcoholic.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Accidents, premonitions, suicide, drunk driving, chivalry, vehicular homicide, murder, revenge, racism, luck, regret, memories, guilt.

MESSAGE - Don't take any day for granted.

Special Keywords: S7 - V10 - P5 - MPAAR

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