The Legend of Bagger Vance

 
 

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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Former golf pro Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon) loses interest in the game after returning from World War I but finds inspiration from a mysterious caddy (Will Smith), who helps Junuh compete in a tournament sponsored by an ex-lover (Charlize Theron). Also with Joel Gretsch, Jack Lemmon, Bruce McGill, J. Michael Moncrief, Andrea Powell and Lane Smith. [2:05]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A few kisses and a brief moment of sexual innuendo (a woman walks into a room as a man talks about a woman putting something in her mouth -- it's unclear what he is describing, although salaciousness is implied). A man and woman kiss passionately as they begin to undress (only his jacket and tie and the sheer outer layer on her dress are removed). A woman undresses to a full slip as she and a man talk about having sex; she then sits on his clothed lap and they kiss. A man hits a golf ball into a woman's cleavage as she lays on the floor.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A war scene with a few explosions and people falling down when hit; some corpses with no bloody wounds are also shown. A man clutches his chest as he has a heart attack and falls down. We hear a gunshot and then see a man's hand, which was holding a gun, fall open. A group of people are nearly hit by a golf ball in two separate scenes. A boy falls from a tree (played for laughs). We hear war sounds in a man's memory.

PROFANITY 4 - Many mild obscenities, a couple of scatological references, and an anatomical reference. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Golf, the Depression, suicide, war.

MESSAGE - When you play the game of life, play for enjoyment rather than for victory.

Special Keywords: S3 - V3 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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