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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: PG

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as two complete opposites try to have a relationship in this musical set in the 1950's.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Lots of suggestively sexual lyrics, discussions of sex (including masturbation and protection), and sexual innuendo. Three men's bare buttocks are seen. A group of women are seen in underwear. A few scenes of passionate kissing and an implied sex scene. A man tries to seduce a woman. A man peeps up some girls skirts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A switchblade is drawn. A man is punched in the stomach, and another in the chest. A man gets knocked in the head with a car door. Two men shove each other around briefly. A man is pushed down. Reckless driving and racing.

PROFANITY 3 - A few scatological terms, several anatomical references, insults and a profane hand gesture. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Gangs, falling in love, being "cool," peer pressure.

MESSAGE - Don't be afraid you're going to seem "uncool" if you fall in love.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P3 - MPAAPG

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