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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Jean Reno and Juliette Binoche star in this romantic comedy as two strangers -- and complete opposites personality-wise -- who meet at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris while planes are grounded due to a strike and bad weather. Also with Sergi López and Scali Delpeyrat. Directed by Danièle Thompson. In French with English subtitles. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A pornographic movie plays on a TV set: we see a woman on her hands and knees, and a man thrusting from behind and hear the woman moaning (he's bare-chested and we see her bare legs). A man and a woman hug, he kisses her neck, she lies back on a massage table, he climbs on top of her, they kiss and are interrupted. A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman lie in bed together (they're clothed). There is sexual tension: a man and a woman are saying goodbye and they appear to lean toward each other to kiss but do not. A woman lies nude in bed covered with a sheet but when she sits up a bit we see part of her bare breasts and nipples. A nude woman swims and we see her bare back, buttocks and legs when she climbs out of the pool. A man and a woman talk about sex and pretend to have orgasms. A man invites a woman to come to his hotel room (in a non-sexual context).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man pounds on a table a couple of times, one time breaking a glass that cuts his hand. A man grabs a woman, pulls her out of a taxi and yells at her. A man suffers from several anxiety attacks: he breathes heavily, holds his chest, begins to lose consciousness. A man lies on the floor of a bathroom, a woman opens the door and hits him on the head. A reference is made to spousal abuse. A woman talks about having been slapped as a child by her parents. A man talks about a woman's grandmother having died and that he's going to the funeral. A woman talks to her mother on the phone and it is suggested that she has taken a quantity of pills. A man spills salad oil and it splashes onto a woman. A woman urinates in a toilet (we hear the trickle).

PROFANITY 5 - 5 F-words, 3 sexual references, 7 scatological terms (1 not translated), 2 anatomical terms, 14 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, strangers, Communism, history, mediocrity, globalization, promises, going home, parental approval/disapproval, strikes, separation from family, spousal abuse, child abuse.

MESSAGE - If we don't get involved in other people's lives we'll end up very lonely.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol.)

Special Keywords: S6 - V2 - P5 - MPAAR

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