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Good Will Hunting



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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

An amazingly intelligent but emotionally-troubled young man (Matt Damon) is torn between using his genius and just being one of the working-class guys. With Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, Robin Williams, Stellan Skarsgard, Casey Affleck and Cole Hauser. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including a few lewd jokes and references to homosexuality, masturbation, and oral sex). Kissing, sometimes passionately. A couple talks and kisses in bed; the woman wears a tank top and the man is shirtless. We briefly hear sounds of a man and woman having sex, and we learn that, off-screen, a man has been masturbating while watching a pornographic movie. We see a few cleavage-revealing outfits.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Two groups of guys get into a fistfight; they punch and kick each other, and one man is repeatedly punched in the face (his face and a few of the others' faces are cut and bloody). A man punches the wall next to a woman's face during an argument. A man grabs another man by the throat while verbally threatening him.

PROFANITY 10 - Nearly 150 F-words, lots of anatomical and scatological references, many insults and several mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Being a genius, abandonment, death, therapy, falling in love, taking risks, friendship, success and failure, psychiatry.

MESSAGE - Don't be afraid to expand your horizons; a comfortable life isn't necessarily a satisfying one.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P10 - MPAAR

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