Fracture [2007] [R] - 4.5.5

 
 

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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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Ryan Gosling stars as a smug, successful assistant DA whose last assignment before he leaves for a new high-paying private sector job is to prosecute a man (Anthony Hopkins) who has readily confessed to shooting his wife. Thinking it's going to be a cinch, he takes the case but he instead becomes part of a set-up that threatens not only his current position but also his ability to continue to practice law. Also with David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike and Embeth Davidtz. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. [1:52]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man and a woman have sex: we see his bare chest, other indiscernible bare flesh and we see movement and kissing. A woman lies nude in bed (we see her bare shoulders), a man kisses her, she slips on a negligee (we see her bare back) and it is implied that hey have had sex.
 A man and a woman kiss, and a husband and wife hug.
 A married man and a married woman are having an affair with each other. A man talks about another man sniffing a woman's panties.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A woman is shot in the head, she falls to the floor and blood pools under her.
 We hear a gunshot and see a man lying dead on the floor (blood pools under him on the floor and he has blood splattered on his head and neck). A woman's body is dragged across the floor, smearing blood.
 A man strikes another man's hand knocking a gun to the floor, the first man then attacks the other man and punches him several times. A man in a courtroom attacks another man and punches him.
 Two security guards restrain a man and push him to the floor. A man with a gun shoots several times through a window.
 A woman in a coma lies in a hospital bed with a bandage around her head (there's a spot of blood on the bandage) and a feeding tube in her mouth.
 A husband confronts his wife about being unfaithful. A man describes shooting a woman in the face so that she wouldn't look so pretty anymore. We hear a description of a woman's head wound.

PROFANITY 5 - 8 F-words, 4 sexual references, 5 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol at an opera intermission, people drink alcohol at a party, and people drink alcohol with dinner. Medical staff members are shown smoking cigarettes outside a hospital.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, jealousy, murder, success, rage, suicide, legal system, law, confession, failure, ego, reputation, being tested, restraining orders, judgment, honesty, brain trauma, justice, manipulation of the truth, termination of life support, public humiliation, double jeopardy, coercion.

MESSAGE - Knowledge is pain. Everyone has a weakness.

(Note: A woman tells a man, "God wants to see you," referring to his boss.)

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P5 - MPAAR

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