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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005] [PG-13] - 3.6.3



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In the fourth installment of the popular series, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is now 14 years old and his interests are beginning to include girls. When Hogwarts sponsors a competition to determine the best young wizard from schools all over Europe, Harry's name is mysteriously entered despite the fact that he is too young to participate. The competition requires each student to be tested three times and the winner receives the Goblet of Fire. But, someone does not want Harry to compete but wants him completely out of the way. Also with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith. Directed by Mike Newell. [2:30]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - We see a stained glass window of a nude woman (bare breasts are visible). Teenage girls wear low-cut evening gowns that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and backs. Several teenage girls in form-fitting dresses dance into a room and teenage boys admire them nervously and swoon. A teenage boy takes off his shirt (we see his bare chest) and climbs into a bathtub; the ghost of a girl plunges under the water and peeks into the water, presumably trying to see him nude.
 A man and a woman dance, he moves his hand down to her clothed buttock, and she raises his hand back to her waist. A woman picks something off a man's beard and eats it (as a sign of intimacy).
 A woman walks very close to a teenage boy, in a flirtatious manner. A man and a woman flirt in several scenes. A teenage girl looks at a teenage boy and he looks back at her, and they seem to be sharing a romantic moment.
 A teenage boy tells another teenage boy that, "I like to watch them walk," and "I like looking at them from behind," referring to young women. Several teenage girls follow a teenage boy as he walks along a beach exercising. A teenage boy admires several teenage girls and the girls admire him, and several teenage boys admire teenage girls and vice versa.
 A teenage boy and a teenage girl hug, and a reporter takes their picture and calls it "young love." A teenage boy kisses a teenage girl's hand, a teenage boy throws a kiss to a teenage girl, a teenage girl and a younger girl kiss a teenage boy on the forehead, and a teenage girl kisses a teenage boy on the cheeks.
 A teenage boy asks a teenage girl out on a date (she declines because she has accepted another invitation). Another teenage boy asks another teenage girl on a date and she accepts.
 Teenage boys and girls, men and women and a man and his cat dance together. A teenage boy and a woman dance together (there is nothing romantic implied).

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A teenage boy enters a huge maze, it closes behind him while he hears noises from inside, and another teenage boy enters the maze; the maze closes around him too, he struggles and runs, a teenage girl in the maze is also terrified, she runs frantically, falls to the ground, many slithering roots grow over her (she looks dead) and pull her underground, and another young man appears crazed and has film-covered eyes.
 A small creature is lowered into a cauldron, the cauldron swirls, a man drops a bone in the cauldron, cuts his own hand off (we see no blood and it is in shadow) and drops it into the cauldron too, he cuts a teenage boy's arm and adds drops of blood to the pot, and the creature begins to transform: it grows large, it is covered with slime and it begins to look human (we see that it has long fingers and nails and its skin is translucent revealing veins.
 A teenage boy swims in dark water through thick grasses, he sees a teenage girl in front of him, she is pulled under the water, he hears something moving behind him, and he comes upon a clearing where four people are unconscious and tied by the ankle floating in the water; a merperson (looking like a cross between a fish and a human) holds a trident to the boy's throat, a shark charges toward him freeing one of the people, the boy releases two more people, he begins to swim to the surface with them, and the merpeople grab his feet pulling him back down but he breaks free and surfaces.
 A teenage boy walks out of a cave, a dragon blows fire at him and lunges toward him chasing him, it slams its spiked tail down on the ground near him, the boy speeds away on a broom, the dragon follows, and the boy is hit by the dragon's tail and falls onto a roof; he begins to slip, he falls but catches onto his broom, and he flies through a bridge while the dragon crashes into it and falls out of sight (the boy has blood on his face).
 Two teenage boys fight with wands: one is knocked unconscious, two other boys run toward a chalice, one is grabbed by vines and pulled back, the other frees him, and they are transported to another place where one of the boys is zapped by a man's wand and killed. A teenage boy cries over another dead teenage boy, and the dead boy's father runs to him, screaming with grief and disbelief. A teenage boy finds a dead man lying on the ground (his eyes are open).
 A man zaps another man with his wand, the man falls to the ground and is held down while being forced to drink a potion; the man begins to quiver and thrash as he transforms into someone else (we see his face change shape). A creature pulls the masks off several other creatures, revealing a wisp of black smoke, and we hear a screech and their clothes drop empty to the ground.
 A man touches a teenage boy on the head and the boy screams in agony; he puts curses on the boy, the boy thrashes on the ground, they fight with wands, a bright light flashes and the boy is transported to another place. Three men shoot their wands toward three teenage people (no one is injured).
 An elderly man walks into an abandoned building, walks up a staircase toward voices, he is seen by the people inside, and we see a large snake hissing, a bright flash and hear the man scream. In a dream, a teenage boy sees a figure of something that does not look human (its skin is grayish, it has three long fingers). We see three caged dragons blowing fire and snorting angrily. A teenage boy dreams in several sequences and we see large stone carvings and statues of skeletons and skulls, and a large snake slithers out of the mouth of one skull whereupon the boy wakes up in a start. A man waves a wand and creates a cloud in the sky that is shaped like a skull: a large snake slithers out of the skull's mouth and it makes a loud screech.
 A teenage boy is knocked to the ground and kicked in the head (we see him lying unconscious) and when he awakens he is alone and afraid. A man yells, he runs and is zapped by another man's wand; he then yells and snarls at another man while being held by guards.
 Several young men enter a room, they pound spears on the floor and cause sparks to fly; they then throw fireballs through the room and people sitting around them appear nervous. People hear explosions, they run and scream, we see tents in flames, and we see a group of people wearing pointed hats and masks and carrying flaming torches approach in a threatening manner.
 A teenage boy shoves another teenage boy, they argue, and one boy is turned into a ferret by a man who then tucks him in another boy's pants. A man casts a spell on a spider, it screeches, he casts another spell on the same spider and it dies. A large spider crawls on students and across their faces while they squirm and squeal. A boy eats a weed, he begins to grow gills on his neck, and his hands and feet become webbed. A creature conjures up a new hand for a man (it just appears and looks like quicksilver).
 A man and a teenage boy walk through dark woods, they hear noises, and they appear frightened. Several flying horses pulling a carriage through the sky nearly hit a man on the ground when the carriage lands. During a Quidditch match, people fly through the air on brooms while others watch.
 Several people hold onto a large boot, they begin to spin around in the air, lights flash and when they let go they have been transported to a different place and slam to the ground.
 A man accidentally pokes another man in the back of the hand with a fork. Licorice snaps jump out of a bowl, they cut a boy's finger and squirm on the floor. An owl bites a teenage boy on the hand. A teenage boy has a deep cut on his arm, and a man takes some of the blood and licks it.
 A man hits two teenage boys on the back of the head with a book a couple of times (trying to make them concentrate). Two teenage boys are tossed out of a ring by a large blue flame, they land on the floor and they both have weathered faces and grey hair; they wrestle each other when they realize what has happened (they had taken an aging potion). A man sits in a cage with metal points pointing toward him and is chained by the wrists while on trial.
 A man appears to be in pain, and he removes a prosthetic leg and puts it on a table in front of him. A boy cringes in several scenes from the pain from a scar on his forehead.
 An image of a man's face appears in the embers of a fire and it talks to a teenage boy. A teenage boy opens an egg, there is a very loud screech and people around him cover their ears. Something inside a trunk howls and thrashes.
 Two teenage boys argue. Several adults argue in several scenes. A man makes a veiled threat to a teenage boy. A man makes a face at a woman. A man threatens a teenage boy with a truth serum potion. Several students wear badges that read, "Potter stinks."
 A man is identified as a "dark wizard catcher," and other people are identified as "death eaters." People talk about "unforgivable curses" performed by witches or wizards (one is described as forcing people to do things that they would not normally, and another is the "killing" curse).
 A man has deep scars on his face and a fake eye strapped across his cheek. A woman picks something off a man's beard and eats it (as a sign of intimacy).

PROFANITY 3 - 1 mild scatological term, 16 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot, stupid, cheat, Potter stinks, foul git, filthy muggle), some religious profanities and religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Adults are shown drinking wine at gatherings. A character drinks something from a flask and it is unclear whether it is alcohol or a potion of some sort.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Magic, death of parents, death of children, the bonds of friendship, romance, teenagers trying to understand the opposite sex, tabloid journalism, cheating, fear, legends, rebellion, sacrifice, disappointment, courage, moral fiber, ghosts of our past, concentration, betting.

MESSAGE - Everyone needs help from friends. The bonds of friendship can be very strong.

Special Keywords: S3 - V6 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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