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Indian Summer



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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-13

"The Big Chill" for "twentysomethings," as assorted characters get together for a week at their old childhood summer camp and start reminiscing. The cast: Alan Arkin, Julie Warner, Vincent Spano, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollak, Kimberly Williams, Matt Craven, Bill Paxton, and Diane Lane.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - There are men and women in bathing suits and one woman appears topless, but we only see her back. A couple of sex scenes take place under heavy covers and nothing is visible. Some kissing and a lot of very explicit sexual talk. Also, one scene of a man relieving himself while asleep: we see nothing, but we do hear.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - There is one boxing match between two men, and one between a husband and wife. There's no gore, not even a bloody nose or split lip.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word and some scatological language and lots of sexual references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, sexism, racism, death. Some of the characters smoke marijuana.

MESSAGE - You have to follow your dreams.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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