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Hit & Run [2012] [R] - 8.6.10



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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 man (Dax Shepard) in the witness protection program decides to take a chance and escort his fiancée (Kristen Bell) to LA to pursue the job of her dreams. Chased by his bumbling bodyguard (Tom Arnold) and the man (Bradley Cooper) he testified against, it turns into a race against time. Also with David Koechner and Kristin Chenoweth. Directed by Dax Shepard & David Palmer. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - Three people break into a hotel room where there are several fully nude men and women; a couple of them are on a bed and others are standing or seated and no sex is shown although it is implied (we see the fully nude bodies of both the men, including breasts, chests, genitals and buttocks).
 Two fully nude men and two fully nude women are shown in a hotel room (the bare breasts, chests, buttocks and genitals of all of them are shown).
 A man (we see his bare back) lies on top of his fiancée in bed and they kiss after discussing urinary tract infections. A man and his fiancée lie in bed together and we see him bare-chested. A man rests his head in the lap of his fiancée while she caresses his hair and they kiss. A man and his fiancée kiss. A man and a woman nearly kiss.
 A woman is shown wearing a towel wrapped around her (we see cleavage, bare shoulders and legs). A woman is shown wearing a bra and panties that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen and legs. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage. A bare-chested man answers his front door. A man opens a shower curtain and speaks to a woman that's showering (we see her bare shoulders). A woman is shown getting a massage while lying on a table with a towel covering her from shoulders to thigh; she removes the towel and makes a suggestive remark to the masseuse.
 A man makes a pass at another man who rebuffs him. A gay man and a woman have a conversation about there being no gays in their immediate vicinity and they talks about an app that identifies gays so that they can connect with other gays. A man tells a woman, "We don't grow out of being gay." There are casual conversations about masturbation and masturbation "booths." A woman makes a comment about having been date raped and having abortions. A man asks another man, "Are you gonna borrow a condom or shall we go?" referring to the way one man is talking to another man. A man makes a comment about people having an orgy. A man tells his fiancée, "I don't know why I share a bed with you" in a joking manner. A man remarks about a woman's appearance as she walks by. A man makes a sexually suggestive remark about a woman. A man tells a woman "nice buns" in a couple of scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man wraps a dog's leash around another man's neck and drags him along a sidewalk and into an alley (we see bloody scratches on his back) where he presses a gun to his head and forces him to eat dog food. A man slams another man in the nose with a golf club and blood pours over his face and shirt while he yells. A man punches another man in the face and he falls to the ground. A woman is grabbed out of a car and the driver is punched in the face and left unconscious. A man punches another man in the face and he falls to the ground.
 A man shoots a gun at another man; another man hits him with a shovel and then punches him repeatedly in the face. A man with a gun chases a man and a woman and shoots at them. A man with a gun threatens another man.
 Two police officers approach a car where a man is slumped over a steering wheel and one officer asks, "Was he executed?" and the man gets out of the car and stumbles to the ground.
 A man in a car spills his hot coffee on himself and yells, he gets out of his car and the car rolls away; the car crashes through a fence and toward two young children as the man chases it and shoots his gun at it, and one shot shatters the window of a house. A man in a car backs into a mailbox and knocks it to the ground. A man in a car is pulled over by police for speeding.
 A man drives a car out the front of a barn and jumps over people and cars on the ground: they are chased by another car on dirt roads with the driver of one car shoots at the other; a third car speeds after them and the driver shoots the driver of one of the other cars (we see blood on his chest). People in a car chase a man and a woman in another car; the people in one car shoot at the other car and they speed through a building (no one is injured). A man in a car slams into the back of a police car and the occupants yell at each other. Two men in separate cars speed along unpaved roads and then two-lane roads, weaving in and out of other cars causing another car to drive off the road and the driver's pistol discharges several times inside the car (he is not struck). A bowling ball crashes through the windshield of a car and the driver crashes (we see him slumped over the steering wheel). A man drives his car in circles and his tires screech and smoke and another man coughs from the smoke. A man's car rolls away and down a hill after he gets out of it and walks away (we do not see damage).
 A man threatens another man and says, "I'm gonna beat you to death." A man makes a remark about raping children. A man makes a reference to having been raped in prison and he and another man have a conversation about the race of the man who raped him. A reference is made to Ted Bundy. A U.S. marshal says that he accidentally discharged his weapon at a gas station and then at a baseball game. A reference is made to people having pet tigers. Two men argue in a grocery store about the kind of dog food one of them is buying for his dog. A man and a woman argue about using a derogatory term for gays and other hate words. A woman yells at a man while driving in a car. Two men yell at each other in a few scenes. A man complains of being nervous. A man talks about another man having "evacuated in his pants."
 We see a man with a bloody bullet hole in his chest. A woman vomits in a car (we see no goo and hear the gagging and splattering). While brushing his teeth, a man brushes his tongue and gags.

PROFANITY 10 - About 114 F-words and its derivatives, 11 sexual references, 48 scatological terms, 19 anatomical terms (1 mild), 14 mild obscenities, 3 references to a derogatory term for African-Americans, 4 derogatory terms for homosexuals, name-calling (clown, captain long [anatomical term deleted], scumbag, driving parrot, kinky, "your being a girl," lame, selfish, coward, crazy), 2 religious profanities, 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man is shown smoking marijuana in his office on a university campus and the room is filled with smoke, a woman offers another woman a Xanax and tells her that it works well when mixed with wine or beer and that alcohol "super charges it," a man makes a comment about doing cocaine and being an ex-alcoholic, and a reference is made to cocaine and "mary janes." A man drinks a beer, and four fully nude people in a hotel room hold what are implied to be alcoholic beverages. A man smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Witness protection, robbery, trust, turning in a friend, hate crimes, homophobia, conflict resolution, get rich quick schemes, orgies, hate words, KKK, betrayal, friendship, prison rape, shame, stereotyping, relationships.

MESSAGE - Even if somebody did a bad thing in their life doesn't mean they are a bad person. Don't wallow in the past.

Special Keywords: S8 - V6 - P10 - MPAAR

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