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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 woman (Jessica Lange), obsessed with her son, makes life for his wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) very hazardous.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A brief glimpse of a woman's bare buttocks and the side of her breast. A couple is shown kissing and undressing each other, but no nudity is evident. Several scenes where sex is implied, but nothing is evident.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman is cut with a knife resulting in a bloody wound. Dead rats covered with blood fall from an attic. A lengthy, unassisted and painful labor and delivery; after she has given birth the woman and the bed she is lying in are covered in bloody, and the umbilical cord is shown being cut. A woman tries to kill another woman with a drug overdose, and a woman is smacked by another woman and falls down. A hypodermic needle is shown going into an arm.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, several scatological and anatomical terms, and several mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, abortion, obsessive behavior, the Oedipal complex and mothers and sons.

MESSAGE - In-laws can be murder.

Special Keywords: S3 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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