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Home Again [2017] [PG-13] - 4.3.4

 
 

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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
Profanity
1 to 10

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A recently separated woman (Reese Witherspoon) with two young daughters takes in three young men trying to make their way in the movie business. When her former husband has second thoughts and shows up unannounced, the unorthodox family setup is in jeopardy. Also with Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Pico Alexander, Candice Bergen, Eden Grace Redfield and Jon Rudnitsky. Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman and a younger man kiss while lying on a bed; he unbuttons his shirt and sits back before rushing off-screen (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A young man flirts with a woman, he moves close to her and kisses her, and the lights in the house are turned off (sex is implied). A montage shows a woman and a younger man in her bedroom together; they are clothed sometimes, sleeping sometimes and sex is implied.
 A man is shown lying on a bed cover with a sheet (we see his bare chest and abdomen) as a woman enters the room and they talk about the previous night. Women and younger men dance in a club; one couple dances close and caress each other, and then kiss. A woman and a younger man are caught leaving the woman's room by her two young daughters and she makes up an excuse for why the young man was there.
 A woman and a younger man kiss in her bedroom. A husband and his wife kiss. A husband kisses his wife on the cheek.
 Several women are shown from the back as they do a yoga pose that shows their buttocks and hips stretching upward and three young men approach them with interest. A photo of a man and a woman in a hot tub shows the woman's bare upper back and the man's upper chest and shoulders. Several women are shown wearing low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage. Two young men strip to their boxer briefs (we see bare backs and abdomens) and run into the ocean to swim. A woman wears a low-cut T-shirt that reveals cleavage.
 A woman tells her mother, "He impregnated another woman while you were still married." A young man tells an older woman, "You were smokin' hot." A woman talks about her father having married several times and refers to one relationship as, "A love that would never last." A woman and a younger man talk about being "just friends." A woman talks to a younger man about how men and women behave differently. A man asks a younger man if his friend slept with the man's wife.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man and a younger man argue and the younger man punches the older man in the nose; they tussle and wrestle on the ground, the younger man punches the older man again and we see a bloody cut on his forehead and a scratch on the younger man's cheek.
 A woman (who has had a lot of wine) confronts a woman in a restaurant about mistreating her when she was working for her. A woman describes three young men as being, "Dead broke." A woman describes her husband's work in the music business and that they did a lot of partying and that he would "come home smelling like Don Julio."
 A woman and a younger man kiss while lying on a bed; he unbuttons his shirt and sits back before rushing off-screen and we hear gagging and retching coming from another room (he had too much alcohol). A woman tells a younger man, "I used to throw up all the time when I was your age." A woman lies face-down on a bench and waits for a younger man to pick her up (she is drunk).

PROFANITY 4 - 3 sexual references, 5 scatological terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (maniac, extra weird, crazy, loser, intense, idiot, stupid, embarrassing, selfish, father of the year, a man makes a stereotypical reference to an Indian man), exclamations (oh my gosh), 1 religious profanity (GD), 20 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh God, My God, Oh My God, Oh Jesus, Jesus, God Knows, Thank God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A young girl asks her mother if she can please go on anti-depressants and her younger sister talks about a Zoloft commercial. People in a bar drink shots of alcohol as well as glasses of wine and beer (drunkenness is implied), women at a restaurant have glasses of wine at their places, we see several empty beer bottles in a garbage can, a photo of a man and a woman in a hot tub shows two glasses of wine near them and the woman is holding a cigarette, people drink wine with dinner, several men drink several rounds of drinks at a bar, people drink wine with dinner, a woman drinks several glasses of wine and becomes drunk, and four people drink wine together.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Separation, divorce, single parenting, priorities, Hollywood, movie industry, forgiveness, music industry, death of a parent, relationships, infidelity, depression, anxiety, happiness, loneliness, hope, family, disappointment, relationships between older women and younger men.

MESSAGE - Independence can sometimes be the only way to figure out what you want.

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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