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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

A night in the life of several people involved in drug deals, gambling, undercover work and other activities that go awry. With Jay Mohr, Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes, Scott Wolf, Jane Krakowski, Timothy Olyphant, Desmond Askew, Taye Diggs, Nathan Bexton, Jay Paulson, William Fichtner, J.E. Freeman, Breckin Meyer, James Duval and Jimmy Shubert. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Several instances of sexual innuendo (including a brief comment about raping children and a few graphic references to oral sex, ejaculation and tantric sex). Many kisses, most are passionate and one is between two men. A man kisses a woman while having intercourse with another (we hear her moan and see the back of her head and shoulders as she moves rhythmically on top of him). A woman unbuttons a man's pants while they're kissing passionately (we see a bit of his underwear), but they stop shortly afterwards. A woman rubs a man's bare chest while they kiss passionately. For a split-second we see a nude woman from the side and then see her bare breasts and backside. We see a man's bare backside, a nude man covering his genitals and buttocks (we eventually see his bare backside) and a man in his underwear. We see several women's bare breasts and buttocks as they dance suggestively in front of men and with each other. A man grabs a woman's bare buttocks and a man smacks his clothed buttocks. A girl takes her shirt off at a man's request (we see her bra) and a man reveals his bare chest at a woman's request.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is shot in the arm (we see the very bloody wound and blood splattered on a woman's upper chest); in a later scene, we see the bloody wound being stitched. We see a scene of a girl being hit by a car and thrown into a ditch twice (we see the back of her bloody head through the windshield and her bloody, mud-covered body a few times). A man pulls what looks like a small, bloody piece of flesh from a windshield wiper. A man is kicked repeatedly and two men punch each other (one gets a slightly bloody mouth). A man pushes another's head against a wall while handcuffing him. A man is pushed onto a bed and another is thrown and held on a table. A man shoots at two others in a car but doesn't hit them. Some threatening with guns; at the end of a scene we hear a gunshot and it's implied a man is shot but not fatally wounded. Reckless driving; a couple of cars crash into walls and each other (one man is seen with a swollen, bloody eye afterwards) and a car flips over. A man is locked in a car trunk. A woman has a bandaged cut on her head and a limp; a man is seen with red bumps and scratches on his face. Tissues stuffed in a woman's nose catch on fire and we see curtains engulfed in flames. A man throws a plate at a wall. Two men throw up.

PROFANITY 10 - Nearly 55 F-words, lots of anatomical and scatological references and several mild obscenities, insults and racial slurs. An obscene finger gesture. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drug use, drug dealing, deception, homosexuality, rave parties, race relations, gambling, undercover work.

MESSAGE - Total messes often have a strange way of working out for the best.

Special Keywords: S7 - V6 - P10 - MPAAR

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