Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

 
 

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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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Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: PG

Macaulay Culkin's family again leaves him alone, this time in New York, and Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern run right into their diminutive nemesis.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Culkin hits his brother while on stage at a Christmas concert. This throws all the singers off balance and the accompanist falls backwards off the stage. In the hotel, Culkin watches an old black-and-white gangster-type movie where the guy guns down his dame because he suspects she's been sleeping around. As far as the crooks are concerned, Culkin throws at least 5 bricks - all of which hit one of them in the forehead. Holes in the floor cause the crooks to fall to a cement basement. One crook gets tangled up and stapled in sensitive places - like his nose. The same crook gets electrocuted to the point of showing his skeleton. Tools fall on the other. Culkin soaks a rope in kerosene and, after climbing down it, sets it aflame - while the crooks are still hanging on to it.

PROFANITY 1 - Mildly harsh references to bodily functions. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Escaping from prison, stealing, poverty, homelessness, prostitution.

MESSAGE - A good deed erases a bad deed. Poverty is not a crime.

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