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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: R

Angela Bassett stars as a divorced mother and high-powered stock broker who falls for a much younger man.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Some sexual innuendo. Several scantily clad men and women and several kissing scenes. Many bare female breasts are evident and there's an extended scene showing bare male buttocks. A couple make-out in bed and in a shower with kissing and discreet touching. A woman and man are seen in bed and the woman appears to be having an orgasm.

VIOLENCE/GORE 0 - None.

PROFANITY 6 - About 8 F-words, many mild obscenities, many scatological references, some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Falling in love, relationships between young men and middle-aged women, single motherhood, generational differences.

MESSAGE - Age doesn't matter in love. There are more important things to life than careers.

Special Keywords: S6 - V0 - P6 - MPAAR

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