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In Her Shoes [2005] [PG-13] - 6.4.4



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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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Cameron Diaz and Toni Colette star as sisters whose lives are completely opposite: one is a successful attorney whose life is perfectly organized, while the other is an alcoholic flitting from one casual sexual affair to another. Neither really understands why they are the way they are until an event causes them to separate on unfriendly terms. When they meet again they begin to realize the bonds between sisters can be very strong. Also with Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein and Brooke Smith. Directed by Curtis Hanson. [2:10]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman kiss while on a bed, the man is on top of the woman and we see his bare back and boxer shorts and we see her legs wrapped around his waist; they both moan, and another woman finds them in bed together interrupting them.
 A man caresses a woman's hair, they look at each other with interest, they kiss, we see them continuing to kiss as they enter an apartment and we see them in bed together later (the man is bare-chested and asleep and the woman is in a nightgown).
 A woman undresses to sleep and we see her in a bra and panties. A woman wears a very low-cut top that reveals cleavage, bare abdomen, bare shoulders and back, a woman wears a low-cut top and very short shorts that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen and bare thighs, a woman wears a low-cut and extremely short skirt that reveals bare thighs almost to the buttock, and cleavage, a woman wears a shirt and skimpy panties (we see part of a bare buttock), and a woman wears a short top that reveals cleavage, bare abdomen and bare back. A woman sunbathes and unties her top while lying on her stomach. A woman wearing a shirt, skimpy panties and very high heels answers a door, she walks back into the apartment with a seductive gesture and a man follows her. A woman wears a skimpy bikini and elderly men admire her as she walks by. A man is bare-chested and in boxer shorts.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately in a public restroom, they move into a stall, the woman begins to remove her clothing (we see her in a bra), she wraps her leg around the man's waist, he kisses her neck, and he turns her around and she vomits.
 A man reads an excerpt from an erotic romance novel to a woman and he says, "I'm officially turned on," they kiss, lie back on the sofa, and we see them lying on the sofa later (he's bare-chested and she has bare shoulders) implying that they have had sex.
 A man and a woman kiss in several scenes, and a man kisses a woman on the cheek. A man tries to kiss a woman, she pulls away, and he squeezes her knee.
 A man tries to pick up two women by asking, "How about joining us for something wet?" A woman asks her grandmother if she remembered the first time she had sex. A woman on a video says that she "can't remember the last time dinner was followed by dessert and not lubricant." A man and a woman's clothes are strewn on the floor of an apartment and another woman makes a remark about the woman having had sex with a man.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man tries to convince a woman to go to a bar with him, when she refuses he chases her, he pushes her onto the hood of a car, and she slaps him in the face and kicks him, and then races away in the car.
 A woman finds another woman in bed with her boyfriend, and she yells at the woman and shoves her against a wall. A woman stumbles when the heel of her shoe breaks. A woman holds a knife and waves it at a woman.
 A woman makes fun of another woman's inability to read well. A woman makes fun of, and teases a woman about her appearance and that she is "finally getting married." A man confesses to having been traumatized by people teasing him about his weight when he was younger and making him feel inadequate.
 A woman says that her daughter died in a car accident, and a woman talks about a fight that her mother and father had and that he threatened to send her mother away.
 A woman vomits in a toilet (we hear gagging and see a smudge of goo on her lips). A woman squeezes the "anal glands" of a dog while bathing it, and another woman reacts to the smell. A dog urinates in snow leaving a yellow patch.

PROFANITY 4 - 13 sexual references, 9 scatological terms, 12 anatomical terms (1 spelled out in a restaurant's sign), 11 mild obscenities, name-calling ("fat pig," stupid), 1 religious profanity, 14 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Three people drink mixed alcoholic drinks, people drink alcohol at a wedding, several people drink wine at a gathering, a woman drinks wine with dinner, and a woman holds a smoldering cigarette in her hand while passed out from too much alcohol. People drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in a bar scene.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Growing up, death of a parent, death of a child, role of grandparents, mental illness, motherhood, privacy, heredity, dyslexia, cynicism, death of a friend, using sex to get what you want, self-destructive behavior, jealousy, stealing (a woman steals money, clothes, shoes and a dog), guilt, regret, suicide, bonds of sisters, aging.

MESSAGE - The bond between sisters can never be broken.

Special Keywords: S6 - V4 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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