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Infamous [2006] [R] - 6.8.6



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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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Biopic with Toby Jones as Truman Capote, focusing on the period during which he wrote "In Cold Blood": With his childhood friend Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock), Capote goes to Kansas to research the murder of the Clutter family, and forms an intense and complex relationship with one of the murderers. Also with Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich, Isabella Rossellini, Hope Davis, Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Douglas McGrath. [1:58]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman have sex in a hotel room where another man lies in a bed next to them; we see the man's and the woman's nude bodies entwined, and see him thrusting (their legs are wrapped around each other, covering their private parts).
 A man has a tattoo of a nude woman on his arm (bare breasts and a bare buttock are visible). A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A young man is bare-chested. A man buys many copies of pornographic magazines (he looks at a few pages, and nothing apart from a brief cover shot is visible to us).
 Two men kiss after they confess their feelings for each other. A man and a woman cuddle in bed.
 A man talks about raping a girl and tells his friend that he can "ride her" when he's done. A man talks about wanting to rape a girl. People talk about a woman having had an abortion because the baby was not her husband's child. People gossip about other people having extra-marital affairs. We are told that a woman confessed to a man (her lover) that she had an affair while he was at war. A man talks about having a "mature" relationship with another man and that they have sex with other people as a release. A man talks about autographing a woman's belly button and that a man "pulled out his manhood" for him to autograph. A man talks about liking to watch men huddled together and whispering during a football game.
 A man behaves effeminately and dresses flamboyantly in several scenes, causing people to mistake him for a woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man's throat is slashed (blood spurts and sprays and the man twitches briefly), and then he is shot in the head, and a young man is shot in the head too (the man doing the shooting has blood splattered on his face).
 Two men in shackles are led to the gallows: one man has a bag placed over his head, a rope is placed around his neck, he breathes heavily and moans, a hatch beneath him opens, he falls through, we hear a crack, he twitches briefly and hangs for a while before he is pronounced dead (his heart was apparently still beating). Another man in shackles is brought to the gallows, a hood is placed over his head, a rope placed around his neck, we hear the hatch open and hear a thud but do not see this man hanging.
 A man holds a young man at gunpoint. We hear two women screaming, and then we hear gunshots and the screaming stops. A man grabs a man from behind, holding his hand over his mouth, and threatens to kill him.
 We see a house where a family was murdered; a mattress is stained heavily with blood, and the stairs are smeared with blood.
 A man strikes a woman across the face (she falls to the ground). A man shoves a sock in a man's mouth, opens his pants and threatens to rape him (he does not). A man is tied to a sofa, bound and gagged. A man pushes a man against a wall and holds a hammer over him. A man holds a man against a wall and presses against him. Two men arm wrestle.
 A man talks about wanting to rape a girl in a couple of scenes. A man becomes enraged when another man accuses him of being homosexual and that he thinks he wants to have sex with a young man. We hear the verdict from a murder trial and the sentence is pronounced as death by hanging. A man talks about cleaning up after a murder and remarks about there having been "so much blood." A man talks about wanting two men to get the death penalty because it would work better for his book. A man talks about his mother having committed suicide when he was a boy (she took a bottle of sleeping pills). A man talks about his mother and brother having killed themselves. People talk about the murder of a family in a small town. A man talks about hating his mother. We are told that a man was left by his parents when he was young. People talk about a woman having had an abortion.
 A man and a woman argue. A woman cries while singing about heartbreak.

PROFANITY 6 - 17 F-words, 5 sexual references, 9 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, 3 derogatory terms for homosexuals, name-calling (stupid, sissy, cry baby), 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman drinks alcohol from a bottle and appears drunk, men and women are shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes in many social scenes, and alcoholic drinks are poured at a party.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, death penalty, appeals process, homosexuality, obsession, being eccentric, social graces, fame, wealth, grief, charm, pain of the creative process, adventure, the Pulitzer Prize, robbery, hope, betrayal, beauty, searching for love, suffering, success with honor, suicide, imagination, embezzlement, doing good, boredom, Jane Austen, "To Kill A Mockingbird," high society, abortion, infidelity, effervescence, shame.

MESSAGE - Life is painful.

Special Keywords: S6 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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