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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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MPAA Rating: PG

Mel Gibson is an army test-pilot in 1939, and when his love is hit by a truck and is rendered comatose, he decides he can't take waiting for her to die. He convinces George Wendt, a genius who has discovered a way to suspend life, to freeze him for a year. But he awakens in 1992.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Gibson is nude when he awakens from his 50 year nap. We see him from the side and briefly from the back. He quickly wraps a jacket around his waist. Three kisses.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - There is a woman shown lying in the street after having been hit by a truck. We see no blood, but her body is twisted. There is a scene where a woman is being beaten by a man. She is saved by Gibson, who punches him out, and we see one bloody nose.

PROFANITY 2 - Some mild scatological language and anatomical references. Nothing too extreme, or frequent. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Undying love, death.

MESSAGE - Love conquers all. Don't be afraid to tell the person you love how you feel: it may be the last chance you'll ever get.

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