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Finding Neverland [2004] [PG] - 2.3.2



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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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Set in London in the early 1900's Johnny Depp stars as J.M. Barrie who was inspired by four young boys to write "Peter Pan." Kate Winslet stars as the boys' widowed mother. The screenplay is based on the play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan," written by Allen Knee. Also with Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell and Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Marc Forster. [1:46]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man kisses his wife on the cheek and touches her face tenderly, a woman kisses her husband on the cheek, and a man kisses a woman's hand. There is a suggestion that a man and a woman (not married) have had an affair (it is referred to as a scandal). A man tells another man that there are rumors circulating about why he is spending so much time with four young boys (suggesting that there is something improper going on). Men are shown in Native American clothing with loin cloth-type bottoms that reveal their bare hips. Women wear low-cut dresses that real cleavage.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A boy wearing a harness is pulled up into the air by a rope and pulley, the rope slips and the boy lands hard on the floor injuring his arm. A woman has a coughing fit and collapses. Also, a woman has a coughing fit and we learn that she is very ill. A man talks about how his brother died and how it devastated his mother. We watch as a fairy's light fades and we are told that she is dying. We hear that a man fainted. We see people gathered around a grave at a funeral. A man imagines a large shark in a sea and threatens to throw a boy overboard. Also, a man imagines dancing with a bear, and a man imagines a woman with a hook instead of a hand as she speaks sternly to her grandchildren. A man and wife talk about separating.

PROFANITY 2 - 5 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, death of a child, death of a parent, death of a spouse, adventures, extramarital affairs, separation, grief, social status, charity, commitment, imagination, love, lying, censorship, reputation, disappointment, success, failure, reality vs. imagination, happiness, hope.

MESSAGE - It's OK to let your imagination take you away sometimes.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking.)

Special Keywords: S2 - V3 - P2 - MPAAPG

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