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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: PG

Michael J. Fox stars as a former child star who's now running a talent agency for children. His numero uno cutie-pie is played by Christina Vidal.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Fox and an unidentified female are shown briefly necking on the couch.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Fox is threatened by a big guy after hitting his car with a hockey puck; nothing happens. A girl pulls a swiss army knife on Fox, and then stomps on his foot, but the scene is played for laughs and is not violent. A girl appears with a black eye, and later a boy has a bloody lip. At a professional wrestling match, Fox gets tossed around the ring, to minor effect. There's no gore, just a couple of gross-out scenes: a boy spits out a hot dog in someone's hat, and Fox spits out cereal soaked in rancid milk. And, there's a food fight.

PROFANITY 3 - Some scatological language and some lewd anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Smoking, lying, dysfunctional families, loneliness, stealing, death of a parent, alcoholism.

MESSAGE - Irresistible Cuteness will solve just about any problem.

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