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The Getaway



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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

Remake of the eponymous 1972 film, with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Baldwin and Basinger have sex three times and there are several shower scenes also. One particular scene has them in low light, fully nude as she grabs his private parts. Jennifer Tilly is also seen nude, on top of Michael Madsen.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - The body count is quite high, and there are many violent and gory scenes. Men are shot throughout the film, usually at close range and with 5-6 bullets pumped into them. There are two hostage situations, which include women forced on the ground at gun point. A dead man is shoved out of a moving car and a man is pushed over a cliff.

PROFANITY 6 - The F-word is used about a dozen times, as well as a smattering of scatological and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, robbery, imprisonment, adultery.

MESSAGE - Learning to trust is one of the hardest thing you'll ever have to do.

Special Keywords: S6 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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