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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: PG-13

Romantic black comedy with Drew Barrymore as a single, pregnant woman who's the object of affection of a man who was an accomplice in her former lover's death. Catherine O'Hara, Jake Busey and Luke Wilson co-star.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo. A woman finds a box of condoms. A woman is pregnant after having an affair with a married man -- we see nothing on-screen, though.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man apparently dies of fright after two men chase him in a helicopter and shoot blanks at him. A man in a helicopter fires its guns at three people. A drunken man with a gun threatens customers in a restaurant; another man kicks him, takes the gun, and then points it at him. A bullet, which had been put into a hamburger on a grill, explodes and flies around a room. A man attempts to kill a woman by gassing her; she and another person pass out. A scuffle.

PROFANITY 4 - Many scatological references, some anatomical references and many obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Extramarital affairs, death, revenge, dysfunctional families, relationships.

MESSAGE - Love can be found in the most unlikely places and under the most unlikely circumstances.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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