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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: R

Craig (Ice Cube) loses his job and hangs out with his friend Smoky (Chris Tucker) on a Friday afternoon.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A couple of graphic and obscene sexual references. Two men ogle a woman in tight clothes. A man and a woman are shown lying in bed presumably after sex. A woman is shown with a great deal of cleavage showing and tight shorts that show the bottom of her buttocks. A couple of men are shown in briefs.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man describes beating up on dogs. There are taunts and threats between people. A man is hit in the face and goes flying before landing on the ground. A man is bitten by a dog and we see his torn pants and a bandage on his buttocks. There are many scenes of smoking pot. A man is threatened with a gun. Two people are almost hit by a car. An extended fight scene where two people pummel each other; one ends up with a bloody head and face. Some foot chases, and some yelling fights.

PROFANITY 10 - 50+ F-words, 40+ scatological terms, a large number of milder obscenities, some graphic sexual references, a lot of racial slurs. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drugs, bullying, guns & violence.

MESSAGE - Be responsible; drugs and guns aren't the answer.

Special Keywords: S3 - V5 - P10 - MPAAR

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