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Jack and Diane [2012] [R] - 8.7.7



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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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When two teen girls (Juno Temple and Riley Keough) fall in love over the summer, they are both overwhelmed with the new emotions. Also with Kylie Minogue and Cara Seymour. Directed by Bradley Rust Gray. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A video shows a drugged teen girl being stripped to her underwear and bra: we see a portion of a teen boy's bare buttocks as it is implied he is masturbating over the teen girl's body, and a second and then a third teen boy (one is implied to have been the person filming) masturbate and ejaculate on the teen girl's stomach and face (we see the ejaculate being wiped off the teen girl's stomach but see it on her face); another teen girl shouts as she watches the pornographic movie that the teen girl had been raped and a young man tries to convince her that the teen girl was a willing participant.
 We see two teen girls in bed together, and one is on top of the other as they kiss passionately and she begins to kiss the other's bare breast; it is implied that one of the girl's performs oral sex on the other when we see a bump in the blanket over the teen girl's crotch, and we see one girl manually stimulate the other as she moans sexually and the girl appears to move her hands causing the other girl to shout uncomfortably. A teen girl kisses another teen girl, and they kiss passionately as one of the girls straddles the other, who places her hand on the teen girl's behind and squeezes while they continue to kiss passionately (we later see the two teen girls leave and it is implied to be the next morning).
 A woman kisses a teen girl, the woman straddles the teen girl, unbuttons her pants and we see her underwear; we then see the teen girl in a taxi and sex is implied. Two teen girls share a lingering kiss and after the kiss one of them pulls a tooth out of her mouth, implying that the tooth had come from the other teen girl's mouth (we do not see the broken tooth in the teen girl's mouth). Two teen girls kiss in greeting. A teen girl pulls another teen girl's face to hers and kisses her. A woman attempts to kiss a teen girl and the girl pulls away. A teen girl rubs her leg against another teen girl's leg. A teen girl leans her chest against another teen girl's shoulder and neck. Two girls sit with their legs wrapped around one another.
 A teen girl is implied to be masturbating, with her hand down her pants (no nudity is visible) until she is interrupted by her mother, who hands her a phone; the girl then describes to the teen girl on the phone that she "wants to be her hands" as we see the teen girl run her hands down her bare stomach and back into her pants and the girl on the phone shouts, "I'm not gay" and hangs up. We see a teen girl on her stomach (it is implied that she is masturbating), and we hear her breathing heavily and see her arm moving rapidly; as she reaches climax, we see a werewolf foot kick over a lamp violently.
 On two occasions we see a young man photoshopping teen girl's faces over women's faces who are posing suggestively, fully nude (we see the women's bare breasts as the young man then digitally alters the breasts to look larger while a teen girl instructs him). We see a teen girl with shaving cream over her crotch as she calls for another teen girl to help her; the two girls call for a woman (one of the teen girl's aunts) to help them shave her pubic hair and when the woman walks in the room, she looks surprised. We see a teen girl wearing a bra on multiple occasions. It is implied that a teen girl changes out of her clothing in an elevator in front of another teen girl, flirting with her and telling her to turn around and not look.
 A young man and two teen girls watch a pornographic video of a teen boy and a teen girl kissing passionately (we then see them lying in bed together, kissing passionately and rubbing against one another).
 A teen girl asks another teen girl how she became so sexually experienced; the other girl ignores the question. A teen girl tells a woman that she does not have sex with older women. A teen girl tells another teen girl that she can have sex with anyone she wants. A teen girl tells a woman that she thinks the woman "needs some action." A teen girl interprets the phrase "eaten" in a sexual manner and a second teen girl dismisses the sexual meaning. A teen girl tells another teen girl that she had spoken to her sister, who did not want to report a sexual assault; the teen girl is upset by her sister's unwillingness to report the sexual assault.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - We see the very violent and vivid dream of a teen girl (the girl is unharmed, as it is a dream sequence): a werewolf attacks a teen girl, eating her foot and then chewing on her stomach (blood spray covers the dead girl and the bed she is on) and the werewolf then turns into a teen girl and she appears to eat the other teen girl's heart (we see blood on her mouth).
 A massive werewolf attacks a teen girl and we hear growling and moist chewing sounds, implying that the werewolf is eating the teen girl (we see the werewolf on the ground with a portion of its wet muzzle shown); the teen girl is seen moments later unharmed, implying that the werewolf was a hallucination.
 A teen girl skateboards down the street and runs into a taxi, rolling over the hood and landing on the ground (we see a bloody abrasion on her cheek and a cut on her lip); as the teen girl struggles to stand up, we see a sticky string of blood from her mouth to the concrete and hear ringing in her ears.
 A teen girl appears to be blacked out on the floor of a bathroom (we see a puddle of blood next to her face and blood coming from her nose and on her face); she comes to and walks out of the bathroom. A teen girl gets a bloody nose and a second teen girl gives her a tissue (we see the girl holding the bloody tissue to her nose and blood on her fingers). A teen girl's nose begins to bleed, she touches the blood and we see the blood trickle from her nostril. We see a teen girl with a bloody nose and blood trickles down to her mouth. A teen girl gets a bloody nose. A teen girl is seen with blood trickling out of her nose. A teen girl rips at a shirt with her teeth and we then see the teen girl's nose begin to bleed. We see blood in a toilet and a teen girl standing beside the toilet (two drops of blood are seen on the seat and it is implied to be menstrual blood). We see blood in a toilet as a teen girl stands in the bathroom (it is implied to be menstrual blood). Throughout the movie we see sequences of what appear to be gooey organs, with hair wrapping and unwrapping around them. Stringy, sticky goo is seen on what appears to be a thumping heart.
 A series of flashes shows two teen girls in the dark; one of the girls is upset, we see a werewolf in a flash of light and then we see the two teen girls holding one another, unharmed.
 A teen girl shouts at a young man, the young man tries to grab something from the girl's hand, the girl spits in the young man's face and he acts disgusted. A teen girl shouts at another teen girl and a teen boy, vaguely threatening them before walking away. A teen girl shouts at a woman (her aunt) and the woman shouts back. A man shouts at a teen girl.
 A teen girl tells another teen girl that her brother had taken a "shotgun and blew his brains out." A teen girl tells another teen girl that she had a dream that she ate her. A teen girl tells another teen girl that she wants to "unzip her body" and have the other teen girl crawl inside her.
 A teen girl vomits: we hear the sound of vomit and see it coming from her mouth; the sick teen then tells another teen girl that she had thrown up and breathes in the teen girl's face asking if she smells vomit.
 A teen girl sits on a toilet (we hear the sound of urination) and she becomes upset when a woman walks in; the girl shouts at the woman, telling her that she is urinating. A teen girl crudely tells another teen girl that she has to defecate, and the other teen girl advises her to pass gas. A teen girl tells another teen girl that she has to urinate (they are in a swimming pool); the girl tells the other girl to urinate in the pool, she refuses and admits that she needs to defecate. A woman crudely tells two teen girls that she needs to urinate. A teen girl tells another teen girl that she needs to urinate and the other teen girl tells her to "hold it."
 A teen girl spits food into another teen girl's hand and she throws the chewed up food into a sink. A teen girl spits a candy on the ground.

PROFANITY 7 - About 27 F-words and its derivatives, 5 sexual references, 18 scatological terms (5 mild), 5 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 5 derogatory terms for mentally handicapped, name-calling (spaz, liar, Jersey Girl, dorkness), 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - We see teenagers drinking beer and liquor mixed with juice, and a woman is given (by a teen girl) liquor mixed with juice and she drinks. We briefly see a woman smoking and see what is implied to be a teen girl smoking (we see smoke coming from the teen girl's mouth but the cigarette is not seen).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Young love, same-sex relationships, growing up, coming of age, depression.

MESSAGE - Young romances can be very passionate.

Special Keywords: S8 - V7 - P7 - MPAAR

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