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Kickin' It Old Skool [2007] [PG-13] - 5.3.5



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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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In 1985, a 12-year-old boy falls off a stage and lands on his head during a breakdancing competition, and he ends up in a coma. It's 20 years afterwards, and when he comes out of the coma he's still at the mental age of a young teen, and insists on continuing his dance competition efforts in order to help his parents pay for the many years of life support. With Jamie Kennedy, Maria Menounos, Christopher McDonald, Miguel A. Nunez Jr. and Bobby Lee. Directed by Harvey Glazer. [1:47]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman kiss passionately, she sits back and begins unfastening her top (she stops and runs away).
 A teenage girl performs the "Flashdance" dance with the water splashing at the end, and the audience appears uncomfortable watching her. Men and women dance in a club with suggestive movements (the women wear low-cut dresses and tops and some of the men are bare-chested). Several men dance with suggestive moves (they pull towels between their legs and thrust their hips) and there are a few sexual hand gestures. A man and a woman dance and he caresses her waist.
 Several women wearing bikini type outfits dance on a stage. A man in a bathtub is embarrassed when his parents come into the room, he covers himself with bubbles (his bare chest is visible), and he stands up and leaves (his bare chest, legs and buttocks are visible). A man begins taking his clothes off, down to his jockey shorts, but he is stopped. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears a short top that reveals her bare abdomen and a pierced belly button. Several men take off their shirts to dance. A man pulls down his pants and his bare buttocks are visible.
 A man and a woman kiss on a stage. A teenage boy and a teenage girl kiss. A man kisses a woman on the cheek. A teenage boy gives a teenage girl a necklace and tries to kiss her (she kisses him on the cheek and he says "Is that it?"). A man and a woman rub noses.
 A man wears a bra and three other men touch his chest to demonstrate and practice what to do with a woman's chest in a sexual context. A man dresses like a woman so that another man can practice with him in terms of how to act on a date. A man shows another man porn sites on the Internet to educate him about sex and the female anatomy.
 A man and a woman flirt in a few scenes. A man makes a comment about a woman doing something to him with her hand. A man talks about touching a woman's breasts. A teenage girl talks about a teenage boy thinking, "he can buy his way into my bra."
 A restaurant sign has a burrito and two avocados that are drawn in such a way that they look phallic. A man is grabbed and held by mall security when they suspect that he is trying to lure a boy into sexual activity.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A teenage boy falls off a stage, strikes his head hard on the floor and lies unconscious (we see him on life support in the hospital later).
 A man punches two separate men in the face, in two separate scenes. A woman slaps a man hard in the face. A man slaps another man in the face.
 A man collapses on top of an unconscious man, the man on top flatulates and a stream of urine runs on the other man. A man dances, collapses and falls asleep, and he flatulates and a stream of urine comes out from under him.
 A man and a woman run into each other while walking on a sidewalk, and both fall down. A man is dragged behind a self-propelled lawn mower.
 An overweight man dances and collapses on a street from exhaustion. A woman faints and falls to the floor. A man falls to the floor when he tries to stand up, after being in a coma for 20 years.
 A man who is a meter maid talks about having been shot at and urinated on. A man is teased about being overweight.
 A man is grabbed and held by mall security when they suspect that he is trying to lure a boy into sexual activity.
 A man makes what he calls a "Jewbiks Cube" with insulting, stereotypical anti-Semitic images on the individual surfaces. An African-American man and a Caucasian man talk about the appropriate use of the N-word and a family with children overhears and appears angry.
 A man vomits on another man's head and face (we see man covered with goo). A man pretends to be defecating a chocolate cake, takes some in his hand and throws it around a restaurant.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 8 sexual references, 17 scatological terms (3 mild), 12 anatomical terms, 33 mild obscenities, people say "effed" a couple of times, 9 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 5 derogatory terms for the mentally challenged, 3 derogatory terms for Asian-Americans, 3 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 2 derogatory terms for people who are overweight, name-calling (stupid, jerk, jerkwad, goober), 21 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking alcohol in a club scene. A man and a woman try to give their adult son Ritalin (he does not take it). A man drinks a Red Bull.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Head injuries, long-term life support, comas, love, persistence, homelessness, circumcision, weight issues, humiliation.

MESSAGE - Some things are worth waiting for.

Special Keywords: S5 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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