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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: PG

An absent-minded professor discovers flying rubber in his lab. With Robin Williams.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A male and female pose semi-naked for an art class, partially-clad in robes and shown from behind. No nudity is shown, but the female covers her bare chest with her folded arms.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - There's a great amount of cartoonish violence, and even though nobody is seriously injured or killed, it may be scary for younger viewers: A man sparks two large explosions in his basement. A man jumps out of a 2nd floor window and lands on his back. Two men are repeatedly hit on the head with a flying golfball and bowling ball; both men are shown with multiple bumps and bruises. A man is whacked on the head with an apple. Another man is hit in the head with a basketball. Two people are back-handed hard in the face. A boy wearing Flubber shoes flies face-first into a basketball backboard. A boy is hit in the head with a glass ashtray. Two men punch each other in a comical fight. A woman punches a man repeatedly during the same fight. A man is thrown through a plate-glass window.

PROFANITY 1 - One mild obscenity. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Ethics, marriage, inventions, playing with chemicals.

MESSAGE - Money isn't everything.

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