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He's Just Not That Into You [2009] [PG-13] - 7.3.5



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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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The stories of several people in relationships, some of whom want to be in a relationship and some do not. With Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Ginnifer Goodwin, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck and Kris Kristofferson. Directed by Ken Kwapis. [2:09]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A married man and a woman kiss, he caresses her buttocks and clothed breasts, he takes off her dress (we see her bra and panties), he puts her back on a desk, they kiss again, he unfastens his pants and they are interrupted (she hides in a closet).
 A bare-chested, married man lies on a bed, and a woman wearing his shirt (her bare legs and cleavage are seen) enters the room and joins him on the bed; they talk, she lies back and he kisses her abdomen (it is implied that they have had sex).
 A wife removes her top in front of her husband revealing a lace corset, she lifts her skirt (revealing stocking tops and her bare thigh), climbs on his lap and they kiss (it is implied that they have sex).
 A man and a woman kiss passionately while on a sofa, they moan and caress each other over their clothing and she gets up and leaves the room. A man and a woman kiss, and we see them cuddling in bed later (he is asleep, and we see his chest and a bare leg draped over her).
 A woman stands next to a married man on the side of a swimming pool, she drops her clothes (we just see the clothing fall down), the man watches with interest, she dives into the pool, and we see flesh tones through the water and it is implied that she is nude; she invites the man to join her, and he says he doesn't trust himself. We see men's bare chests and bare buttocks in newspaper ads for massage services. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders in many scenes. A woman wears a very low-cut dress that reveals deep cleavage. Women wear tight-fitting yoga outfits in a few scenes. A woman hugs a man and her shirt lifts up to reveal her bare back to the hip.
 A man and a woman kiss while on a sofa and they are interrupted. A husband and his wife kiss in a few scenes. A woman kisses a man and he invites her to spend the night (she does not). A man tells a woman, "I have to go to bed" and she says, "Is that an invitation?" and kisses him (it was not, they argue, and she leaves).
 A man confesses to his wife that he had sex with another woman. A woman talks about not having sex with her husband any more. A man talks about having had a sexual relationship with a woman and that the sex has stopped. A woman asks a man to be "with" her after work (it is implied that they have had a casual sexual relationship before), and he declines the invitation. Three men discuss "gay vs. straight signals." A man talks about reasons women might not be having sex with men. A woman tells a married man that a part of his anatomy makes her aroused. A man remarks that he is aroused after hearing a voicemail message. A married man tells a woman that, "I am obviously attracted to you." A married man tells a woman that she is "hot" and "incredibly charming" and that he is married and does not "do this" (implying infidelity). Two women talk abut a married man being flirtatious with one of them. A man and a woman live together, they are not married, discuss marriage in a few scenes and it is explained that the man is not interested in marriage. A woman talks about a man she was having a relationship with being unfaithful. A woman talks about her three husbands cheating on her and that she also cheated on them. A man talks about changing his image to be more "gay friendly," he tries on shirts that he thinks make him look gay and his male friend calls him "gay adjacent." A woman makes a remark about equality and that women "practically have penises." A man describes a painting as looking like a "deflated boob."
 A man kisses a woman on the cheek. A man kisses a woman's head. A woman hugs a married man she has never met before. We see couples on dates or just meeting in several club scenes. A man massages a woman's bare foot while she lies on a sofa. Men and woman dance together at a club and at a reception.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman yells, pulls clothing out of a closet, throws it over a balcony, pulls a mirror off a wall and throws it on the floor (it breaks).
 A boy shoves a girl on the playground, she falls down and cries, and the boy insults her and calls her names.
 A man collapses to the floor holding his chest (we hear he had a heart attack and we see him recuperating in a bed later).
 A woman yells at a man and tells him that he will never touch her again. A man makes rude and insulting remarks about a woman not being married. A woman confronts a man about whether or not he is smoking. A woman confronts a man about whether his work crew is smoking. A man tells a woman very bluntly in several scenes that another man does not like her and will not be calling her. A man and a woman argue in a few scenes.
 A woman talks about her father dying of lung cancer. A man yells at a television in a couple of scenes, during football games. Women make excuses for why men haven't called a friend including, losing her number, having to leave town, or being eaten by a lion. A man makes a remark about women defecating in men's bathrooms. A man tells a woman that he is a "wicken."

PROFANITY 5 - About 3 F-words, 10 sexual references, 33 scatological terms (3 mild), 11 anatomical terms, 1 mild obscenities, name-calling (psycho, insane, stupid, idiot, trampy. pathetic), 7 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking alcohol in several club scenes, people drink alcohol at a reception, men drink beer in several scenes, a man asks a woman for another beer (he has several empty bottles in front of him) and a man buys a 6-pack of beer in a couple of scenes. A man smokes a cigarette, and a woman finds crushed cigarette butts in a garbage can and a pack of cigarettes in a pair of pants.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Mixed messages in relationships, love, male/female relationship, pursuing dreams, goals, friendship, rationalizing rejection, truth, marriage, insecurity, obsession, equality between the sexes, electronic communication, lying, infidelity, anxiety, casual sex, delusion, insensitivity, divorce, exceptions to the rule, being dumped, happiness, lung cancer, cigarette smoking, starting over.

MESSAGE - There are sometimes exceptions to the rules. Happy endings are relative.

Special Keywords: S7 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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