The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters [2007] [PG-13] - 3.1.3

 
 

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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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Documentary about two men, a middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul, who compete for the highest score in the Guinness World Record for the classic 1980s arcade game Donkey Kong. Billy Mitchell, the uncontested champion, is threatened by an unknown, Steve Wiebe, who believes that he can beat his score. Also with Walter Day, Nicole Wiebe and Robert Mruczek. Directed by Seth Gordon. [1:24]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A husband and wife kiss, and a husband and wife hold hands.
 A man poses in a photograph nude and we see his bare chest and thighs; also, a nude woman (we see her bare thighs and the side of a bare breast and buttock) squats down beside him with her arm covering his crotch. A woman wears very low-cut dresses and tops throughout the movie, revealing her ample cleavage.
 We see a video of a man ("Mr. Awesome's Guide to Girls") talking about how to "get girls."

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A man asks another man if he ever threatened another man's life (he says no). A father yells at his son to stop. People talk about dying in video games and of characters being killed. We hear that a teenage boy lied about his score in a video game. We hear the voice of a little boy calling for his father to wipe his bottom.

PROFANITY 3 - 1 sexual reference, 4 scatological terms (2 mild), 2 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (silly, weird, chump, punk), 1 religious exclamation. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks a beer. A man smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Video games, obsessive/compulsive disorder, striving for perfection, allowing obsessions to take over your life, pride, addiction, jealousy, envy, cunning, manipulative, conspiracy, cheating, disappointment, self-doubt, seeking validation, stress, integrity, expectations, rivalries, lying, autism, transcendental meditation, winners and losers.

MESSAGE - Maintaining a true sense of sportsmanship and integrity is truly winning.

Special Keywords: S3 - V1 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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