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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

A comic fantasy with Tim Robbins as an innocent who becomes the president of a big company. His unprincipled nemesis is played by Paul Newman.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Paul Newman is shown bare-chested. A woman dances seductively in a revealing costume. Some abundant cleavage is shown, and there are a few romantic kisses.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man jumps out of a window and falls 45 floors to his death (we are with him every minute, and hear a splat when he reaches the street). However, nothing gory is shown and the scene is more reminiscent of a cartoon than a live action feature. Another man falls from the same building, but never hits bottom. And yet another man tries to jump out of the same window, but the glass doesn't break. Several faces are slapped, and there are a couple of punches thrown. A man gets his foot stuck in a burning trash trash can. All the violence is cartoonish.

PROFANITY 3 - Some harsh name-calling, yelling and a smattering of mild profanities -- mostly of the anatomical variety. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Suicide, the corporate rat-race vs. true happiness, supernatural entities and angels.

MESSAGE - Take pleasure in what you have. Money and success are not the same as happiness (but they sure do help).

Special Keywords: S3 - V3 - P3 - MPAAPG

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