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The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) [2010] [PG] - 1.2.0



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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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In this animated feature, a French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman who joins him on his journey. Their shared adventures change both of their lives. With the voices of Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin and Duncan MacNeil. Directed by Sylvain Chomet. In French and Gaelic with English subtitles. [1:20]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A young woman and a young man hold hands and kiss. A woman wearing a low-cut dress leads a man into a hotel room (sex is implied). A young woman kisses an older man on the cheek.
 A man's kilt flaps in the wind and it almost lifts to expose his behind, but only shows the backs of his upper thighs. A woman is seen wearing a form-fitting dress with an open back. A woman wears a low-cut cleavage exposing a tube-style dress. Several men are seen wearing tight unitards on multiple occasions. A group of women are seen dressed in one-piece bathing suits. We see a drawing of a photograph of a baby girl wearing a diaper. Two men are seen on different occasions playfully posing holding a bra.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Several boys are seen kicking and hitting a man lying on the ground, until two police officers come and the boys run away.
 We see a man standing on a chair with a cord wrapped around his neck, implying he is about to hang himself, but a young woman interrupts him.
 Throughout the movie, a rabbit bites people that attempt to pick it up, including biting a man on the hand repeatedly; the rabbit bites a young woman on the hand, she drops the rabbit, it hits a table and then falls on the ground with a thud and hops away unharmed.
 A young woman walks into a busy street, cars swerve to avoid hitting her and honk their horns. We see the aftermath of a car and a truck crashing into one another; the car has a missing bumper, the truck is partially crumpled and the passengers are unharmed.
 A man hits his head on a sink with a thud. We hear a man cracking his back, as he stands upright. A woman stumbles over a rabbit. A man slips as he walks up a hill and he stands up unharmed. A man drops to his back and rolls down a hill, laughing. A young woman stumbles as she walks out of a room. A young woman stumbles as she tries to walk in high-heeled shoes. A man steps on the toes of two men and they jump backwards. A young woman playfully slaps the hand of a man.
 We hear indecipherable shouting between two men behind a door. We watch a man shout at another man (it's indecipherable). A man shouts at another man over the phone and the man slams the phone down.
 We see a woman in the background holding a goose upside down, presumably dead and ready to be carved. It is implied that a man believes a young woman killed a rabbit and made it into stew; the rabbit is discovered moments later, unharmed.

PROFANITY 0 - 1 exclamation (dang it). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Men and women drink alcohol at bars, a man is seen drinking to the point of inebriation (he stumbles and cannot stand up), a man is seen drinking excessively and stumbles, a man drinks excessively and hits his head against a table, a boat is named "Whiskey," and a man appears to be passed out drunk in the street. Throughout the movie men and women are seen smoking cigarettes and cigars.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Magic acts, Scottish pubs, disappointment, finding ones self, friendship.

MESSAGE - People can influence your life in multiple ways.

Special Keywords: S1 - V2 - P0 - MPAAPG

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