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For Your Consideration [2006] [PG-13] - 3.1.5



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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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In this Hollywood parody, a group of has-been actors shoots an independent movie that begins to acquire Oscar nomination buzz, which fills them with hope. However, as celebrity shows start covering the production and award fever infects the filmmakers, the screenwriters become terrified that the film story is being changed to accommodate Hollywood standards. With Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest and John Michael Higgins. Directed by Christopher Guest. [1:26]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Two young women dance around a much older man making suggestive hip gestures and he jokes about being a "sandwich."
 A woman wears extremely low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage throughout the movie. A woman wears a bikini top and sash skirt that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen and legs. Several women wear Vegas dance costumes on a movie set (we see bare backs, shoulders and legs). We see a photo of a woman wearing a low-cut dress (revealing cleavage) that is slit to the thigh, and wearing stockings and a garter (her bare thigh is visible).
 A man and a woman kiss in a movie on TV.
 A man flirts with a woman and asks if all her hair is blonde. A woman tells a man that she and his sister are in love and that they sleep in the same bed. A man makes a crude joke about "blind prostitutes." Two men make crude jokes about being aroused, while doing a radio interview with a woman. A woman introduces another woman as her "friend." There is a reference to someone finding out that a man is gay. A man talks about being "lovers" with a woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - People argue on a movie set, a man and a woman argue, and two film critics argue.
 A man accuses another man of punching a little girl in the face. A woman plays a dying woman part in a movie. A woman tells a man that she hurt her back by falling over the side of an escalator.
 A woman laughs maniacally while doing a stage performance.
 A man sprays his foot with athlete's foot medicine.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 7 sexual references, 2 scatological terms, 7 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, queens, losers), 5 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol in a bar and people drink alcohol at a party.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Talent, Hollywood, publicity, spin, actors, ethnicity, gratuitous violence, aging actors, family, jealousy, stardom, disappointment, success, horror movies, homosexuality, forgiveness, recognition.

MESSAGE - Being an aging actor is so very sad.

Special Keywords: S3 - V1 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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