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Jefferson in Paris



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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Nick Nolte stars as Thomas Jefferson, during the time period when he was the U.S. ambassador to France.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Women in low-cut, cleavage-promoting dresses abound. Passionate declarations of affection, hand-holding and kisses between a man and woman, a man stares at a woman's cleavage as she sings a lusty song, a hypnotist places his hand on a few clothed breasts while women become excitable and moan and swoon. A puppet show acts out a sex scene: the male puppet has a large and anatomically correct sexual organ. A man and woman tangle in bed (nothing is shown).
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man breaks his wrist and writhes on the ground in pain; we watch as a surgeon violently sets the break. Scenes of the French Revolution: effigies are burned, mobs are yelling and running through the streets, a man is hanged, dogs are shown ripping at the bloody carcass of an unidentifiable animal. The guillotine is demonstrated on asparagus spears.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Historical fact vs. poetic license, extramarital affairs, slavery and racism, relationships between people of different races, freedom of religion.

MESSAGE - One must remain true to the American values of liberty.

Special Keywords: S4 - V2 - P0 - MPAAPG-13

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