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Jason's Lyric



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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: R

Urban drama about two brothers and their relationship with their father. There's also a romantic subplot.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - There are three sex scenes, complete with groaning and thrashing about. A woman is shown topless and a man's naked derriere is exposed. There is an implied sex scene, during which sex takes place under a woman's skirt. There are lots of sexual innuendos, and references, mostly to oral sex. One disturbing scene in which it appears that a drunken character may be masturbating.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A child shoots his father to stop him from attacking his mother. One scene in which a character gives himself a "jailhouse tattoo" -- carves the name of a woman on his forearm with a knife (bloody). Several fist fights in which faces are bloodied and characters spit up blood. Several people are shot to death. One character is chained up, beaten and tortured, then slashed with a chain saw (lots of blood).

PROFANITY 6 - The F-word and various forms of it are used frequently. Also an assortment of scatological and anatomical terms. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family violence, alcoholism, drugs, gangs, premarital sex, revenge, suicide.

MESSAGE - You have to learn to seek the life you want; follow your heart.

Special Keywords: S6 - V9 - P6 - MPAAR

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