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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: R

A comedy thriller about a desk clerk with delusions of grandeur who becomes mixed up with a beautiful model who's rather homicidal.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - There's a prolonged sex scene with a nude couple -- the woman is on top, and there's lots of moaning. There's a behind shot and side shot of a nude woman, a woman rubs a man's clothed crotch, a couple writhe on a kitchen floor moaning and kissing, a man lays on top of a woman (both clothed) and her legs are wrapped around him.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Three people get punched in the face resulting in bloody noses, two people are shot -- little blood shown -- a man is killed by being hit in the head with a statue, the police beat up a man, a corpse is thrown from a roof and is then run over by a car, and two scenes of a woman brandishing a knife and threatening to kill a man. All of these scenes are played for laughs.

PROFANITY 6 - Approximately 25 F-words, 9 scatological allusions, a handful of lesser obscenities and 4 references to male/female anatomy. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, blackmail, frustration with a dead-end job, distinguishing fantasy from reality.

MESSAGE - Your fantasy may come true, but it might not be what you expected. It's difficult to really know a person.

Special Keywords: S7 - V5 - P6 - MPAAR

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