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Legends of the Fall



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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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MPAA Rating: R

Aidan Quinn, Brad Pitt and Henry Thomas are brothers in love with the same woman (Julia Ormond) and Anthony Hopkins is their strong-willed father.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Several passionate kisses. Pitt is seen shirtless a number of times and his behind is exposed. A woman is topless. There are two passionate love making scenes with lots of kissing, and exposed shoulders and backs.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A teenager is attacked by a bear leaving three bloody scratch marks on his arm. There are scenes of war: men are shot and fall in fiery explosions, a man's face is cut and blood is shown, corpses are shown and a couple of blackened bodies and skeletons, a man gets tangled in barbed wire and is shot many times by a machine gun; he slowly and graphically dies. A man is shown holding a bloody heart. Two soldiers have their throats slit, and are scalped. A woman is shot and another shoots herself (off-screen). Several men are shown being shot, stabbed and impaled. A skinned animal carcass is shown and the bloody heart of a zebra as it is being removed. A graphic scene showing the shooting of a cow which has been entangled in barbed wire.

PROFANITY 5 - Three F-words, two scatological terms and a few mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Frontier life, family loyalty.

MESSAGE - Family loyalty is the most important thing in life: your family will always love and protect you.

Special Keywords: S5 - V8 - P5 - MPAAR

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