In Good Company [2004] [PG-13] - 5.3.4

 
 

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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

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Dennis Quaid stars as a 50-something business man whose life is about to turn upside down when a 20-something upstart is hired to replace him, his wife is pregnant, and his daughter is going off to college -- and is keeping a secret from him. Also with Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Selma Blair and Clark Gregg. Directed by Paul Weitz. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A young man and a young woman kiss, the young woman unbuttons the young man's shirt, they kiss, they lie back on a bed, and it is implied that they have sex. A husband and wife kiss, and a woman kisses her husband on the cheek. A married couple sleep in bed together, and the man gets out of bed and showers (we see his bare chest). A young man and a young woman hold hands briefly. A man in his boxer shorts moons a group of people, revealing his bare buttocks. We see a woman's bare abdomen during a test at an obstetrician's office. We see a man bare-chested. A young woman wears a tank top that outlines her breasts and nipples. A young woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. Women wear short skirts that reveal bare thighs. A man finds a pregnancy test in the garbage and suspects that his college-aged daughter may be pregnant. A man spills a drink on another man's lap and tries to dry it off.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man punches a man in the face, and he falls back, onto the floor. A man drives into a street where he is hit hard by another car (we see the crumpled front fender of the car and the man's arm in a sling). A man tries to dunk a ball while playing basketball, he falls on the floor, twists his arm and we see him in a sling. A man yells at another man when he is fired. A man holds a hot dish in his bare hand, drops it and yells in pain. A man threatens to "neuter" a boy on the telephone. Two men knock into each other accidentally. A man falls on the tennis court (he is not seriously injured). A man throws a ball that hits a plate on a shelf breaking it. A man gives his daughter pepper spray to use to protect herself while living in a big city. A woman vomits (we hear her gagging). Many people are fired from their jobs.

PROFANITY 4 - 3 sexual references, 19 scatological terms, 14 anatomical terms (1 mild), 16 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 11 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Responsibility, respect, love, family, trust, age discrimination, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate ethics, honesty, synergy, downsizing, respect, displaced workers, sexism, disappointment, marital separation, alcoholism, anal retentive behavior, loneliness, divorce.

MESSAGE - Experience can mean more in succeeding in business than youth. Timing is everything in life.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol. We see a poster of a marijuana leaf hanging in the hallway of a college dormitory.)

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