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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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Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: R

Brad Pitt stars as a killer who, with girlfriend Juliette Lewis, joins a graduate student and his girlfriend for a trip to California.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Two sex scenes: we don't see much in either, apart from a lot of writhing and moaning. Both sex scenes are, however, somewhat violent. We see several topless women and male and female naked posteriors (real and in photographs).

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - This film is relentlessly violent. There is a very disturbing rape scene, with a woman hand-cuffed to a bed. We don't see the actual attack, only the bloody result. There are a lot of gun fights and fist fights; people are hit with bottles, knocked out with shovels, killed with golf clubs, large rocks, hammers, shards of glass, and even a large cactus. Many people are killed and a lot of blood is shown. Other violent material includes an ongoing discussion about various gruesome murders, related in vivid detail. In one scene, a character plays a tape of a woman being killed.

PROFANITY 5 - The F-word is used about six times, along with scatological terms and some profane name calling. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Serial murder, with motivations as diverse as doing it just for kicks and robbery. Rape, kidnapping, abuse, voyeurism, pre-marital sex.

MESSAGE - We are all capable of murder, and the only difference between a crazed murderer and a "normal" person is the capacity to feel remorse.

Special Keywords: S6 - V10 - P5 - MPAAR

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