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Hollywood Ending



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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

An Oscar-winning director (Woody Allen) who's no longer a hot Hollywood commodity is asked to direct a new property by his ex-wife (Tea Leoni). If he's successful he'll finally manage to pull himself out of his current slump. The problem is that his neuroses cause him to go blind just as shooting begins. Also with Debra Messing, Treat Williams and Mark Rydell. [1:54]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman in a bra, panties and an open robe (we see her cleavage, midriff and legs) flirts with a man, puts his hand on her breast and invites him to have sex with her. A woman climbs on a man's lap and they begin to kiss (they are both clothed). A man and woman kiss a few times. One character wears really low hip huggers that reveal her bare midriff and lower back in several scenes (in one scene we see a glimpse of posterior cleavage). A woman wears an evening gown that shows her bare shoulders, cleavage and back, and women are shown wearing tight-fitting tops, and a woman's dress falls open exposing her bare thighs. A man and woman repeatedly discuss her infidelity as being the reason for their divorce. There are references to adultery and discussions of sexual encounters.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A man falls from a ledge on a movie set and crashes into some equipment below. People argue frequently. A man has an anxiety attack and a man stumbles and falls into another man.

PROFANITY 3 - 6 sexual references, 7 mild obscenities, 32 religious exclamations and some insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, the movie industry, deception, neuroses, psychosomatic illness, demographics, divorce, relationships between fathers and sons, ethics.

MESSAGE - Dreams can come true.

(Note: People are shown taking prescription drugs, they talk about herbal remedies, and a young man talks about having done drugs when he was younger. People are also shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.)

Special Keywords: S4 - V1 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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