Guess Who [2005] [PG-13] - 5.2.4

 
 

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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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Bernie Mac stars as Percy Jones, a man whose daughter (Zoe Saldana) brings her boyfriend (Ashton Kutcher) home to meet her family. Although the young man seems ideal (he has a good career and a promising future) and his intentions are serious, nothing goes right for him as he struggles to convince Percy that he is the only man who can make his daughter happy. Complicating matters is the fact that he's white. Also with Judith Scott and Hal Williams. Directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Two women talk about what sex is like with a Caucasian, using sexual and anatomical descriptions. A man talks about "never having cheated" on his fiancée, and he says, "except that one time with myself and you caught me." A man tells a man that he'd like a "crack at" his daughter, and a man talks about his daughter not being "violated." Two men make comments about having slept together while in public and people around them react with surprise. A woman talks about her first kiss. A man writes a poem about love and ends up using lyrics from a song that refer to sexual activity. There are references made to "shaking sheets."
 A man and a woman kiss in several scenes, a man and a woman kiss romantically, a man and a woman hug. A woman jumps up, wraps her legs around a man's waist and kisses him.
 We see a photo of a woman with a low cut dress that reveals her bare back. A man takes off his pants and we see him in his boxer shorts. A man puts on a sheer negligee and a woman tries to get it off him, they wrestle on a bed and her father walks in the room.
 A man and a woman dance the Tango in several scenes, two men dance the Tango and one dips the other. Two men sleep together several times (there is nothing sexual implied) and we see them with their arms and legs wrapped around each other. A father tries to keep a man and his daughter from sleeping together and presumably having sex while they are staying in his house. A man thinks that another man is gay.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Two men race go carts around a track, they run into each other, race off the track, through bushes and onto a street where they are almost hit by cars and a truck. A taxi stops short, throwing the passengers into the seat back.
 Two men play football on their knees and we see one tackle the other. A man stumbles and falls to the ground under the weight of many suitcases.
 A man interrogates another man who is dating his daughter. Two men and two women argue bitterly in a couple of scenes. Several racist and insulting jokes are told.

PROFANITY 4 - 21 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 14 anatomical terms (1 mild), 17 mild obscenities, 3 derogatory terms used to describe African-Americans, 9 derogatory terms for Caucasians, name-calling (stupid), 1 religious profanity, 5 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Interracial relationships, racism, marriage, intimidation, protective parenting, single parenting, child abandonment, anniversaries, metrosexuals.

MESSAGE - We are nothing without our other half, without a soul mate.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol.)

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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