The Horse Whisperer

 
 

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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

MPAA Rating: PG-13

A sophisticated New York businesswoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) hires a Montana cowboy and "horse-whisperer" (Robert Redford) to help heal her traumatized teenage daughter by re-taming the girl's troubled horse.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A married woman flirts, smooches, shares a passionate slow dance, and takes a long horseback ride with a man who is not her husband.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A collision between two young girls on horseback and a huge truck, with an implied fatality. Two scenes showing a severely mutilated horse in great distress. The violent scenes are few, but extremely powerful: blood is shown in some snow and a horse is shown with bloody wounds on his nose and leg. A horse's nose is badly scarred. A girl's injuries cause her to have part of her leg amputated (not seen).

PROFANITY 3 - 3 scatological terms, several mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Illicit love and passion, marital problems, tragic real-life events.

MESSAGE - Life can bring harrowing ordeals; but you can - and must - get back up on the horse.

Special Keywords: S1 - V4 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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