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Hamlet 2 [2008] [R] - 6.3.7



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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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A bad actor (Steve Coogan) tries his hand at being a high school drama coach, but when budget cuts and several harsh reviews threaten his vocation, he sets out to stage a grand, politically incorrect musical in order to raise enough money to save arts teaching. Also with Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Joseph Soria, Elizabeth Shue and Amy Poeller. Directed by Andrew Fleming. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man walks around nude and we see his bare buttocks. A man wearing a loose-fitting garment flashes his penis to his students when he kicks his legs up (we see a brief flash of skin). A car has a painting of a nude woman on the hood (we see her bare breasts). A pantless man is shown passed out (we see the side of his bare buttock). A man grabs his crotch. We see a man in his underwear briefs. Students talk about how a teacher is always flashing his privates by accident.
 A man and woman kiss and we see their tongues. A teenage boy and a teenage girl kiss passionately. A man and woman almost kiss.
 A man talks about being "fisted." A man talks about being "raped in the face," and he later produces a song about it, repeating the line several times. A man talks about a "hand job" and someone mentions being "taken from behind." A man talks about orgasms and oral sex, and a man talks about group sex. A man talks about the path to addiction, and mentions women with penises using crude terms. A woman talks about missing making out with actors in love scenes. A man talks to a student about being gay and uses the term "bi-curious." A man comes to terms with his sexuality, realizing he is gay. People discuss a play that has sex, violence, etc., and people talk about a play where Satan "French-kisses the Vice President." A boy tells a teacher his name is "Heywood Jablowme." A woman talks about "a cheap hooker being b*tch slapped" during a gang rape. We see a man talking about herpes in a TV commercial. There is a song called "Rock Me Sexy Jesus." People talk about Jesus having a swimmer's body.
 A gay men's chorus is featured several times and represented in a stereotypical manner.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A girl strikes a man with an object (he is unhurt). A man smashes his hand in a door (his hand is broken). A man kicks a trash can and it strikes a student in the head (they call 911 because she appears dazed). A girl is struck in the head (she appears to be OK).
 A girl falls and strikes her head (she appears to be OK). A boy is struck with a pillow while a group of students fight (no one is hurt). A woman is knocked down during a stampede of people (she is unhurt). A man is almost run over while roller-skating home and a car door strikes him. A man falls often while skating, he has minor bumps and bruises.
 A man talks about how he was molested as a child. A woman talks about "a cheap hooker being b*tch slapped" during a gang rape. A woman talks about blowing her brains out. A woman talks about wanting to be run over by a car. Someone suggests selling guns as a way to raise funds.
 A woman fights with a man on a TV show.
 Young people steal several TVs. The subjects of a play include murder and rape.

PROFANITY 7 - 27 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture (a man's middle finger is injured so he has it in a splint held in the air), 17 scatological terms, 31 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, several derogatory references to people of different ethnic and religious groups, name-calling (loser, stupid), 1 religious profanity, 9 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man is tricked into taking acid, a man talks about addiction leading to other hard drugs, a woman talks about selling marijuana and a student talks about a friend whose meth lab blew up. High school students get drunk on a school field trip, a man gets drunk and skates through the streets, a woman gets drunk at a restaurant and talks about being hammered, a man talks about how he is still drunk after a night of heavy drinking, a man buys a large amount of grain alcohol to drink and a man talks about his alcoholism. A girl talks about how her cousin is bi-polar and takes pills.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family, religion, infertility, adultery, marriage, divorce, Shakespeare, First Amendment Rights, friendship, homosexuality, community, doing your best, alcohol, drug use, selling drugs, molestation, stolen property.

MESSAGE - Do what you love, and it doesn't matter if you have talent, as long as you have enthusiasm.

Special Keywords: S6 - V3 - P7 - MPAAR

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