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Liar Liar



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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Jim Carrey is a lawyer who cannot lie because of his son's granted birthday wish.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A couple kiss and the woman tears off the man's clothes (no nudity); we later see them lying next to each other obviously after having sex. A woman clad in a full-length slip. An audio tape is played of a sexual encounter with moaning and sexual innuendo. Cleavage-revealing outfits on women. A woman grabs a man's clothed buttocks. Kissing. Sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Played for laughs: a man beats himself up (face punches, throws his body against walls and beats his face under a toilet seat lid) leaving a bruised, scratched, slightly bloody face. Reckless driving, falls and pratfalls, slaps.

PROFANITY 4 - Some mild obscenities, scatological references and anatomical references, a profane hand gesture. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Lying, parenthood, post-divorce visitation, workaholics, attorneys.

MESSAGE - You have to spend time with your kids. Work is not the most important thing in life.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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