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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

Friends and strangers find themselves involved in ever-changing love (and lust) triangles in this romantic drama. Starring Annabella Sciorra, Josh Charles, Jon Bon Jovi, Penelope Ann Miller, Joanna Going and JoBeth Williams.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lots of sexual innuendo and passionate kissing (in one scene, two women kiss). It's implied that a woman is performing oral sex on another woman (we briefly see one woman moving underneath the covers while the other woman is breathing heavily). A scantily clad woman unbuttons and unzips a man's pants and kisses his stomach but stops before anything else happens. A man and a woman kiss passionately in bed, and it's implied that they've had sex when we see them in the next scene (they're clothed but still in bed). A woman in a bubble bath appears to be masturbating (we see some movement and her facial expressions). We see a painting of a nude woman (one breast is visible), and we also see a few women in cleavage-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A woman slaps a man, a man throws a glass against a wall and a man throws an object and we hear some glass breaking.

PROFANITY 7 - About 22 F-words, several anatomical references, many scatological references and several mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, affairs, betrayal, lesbianism.

MESSAGE - You can't force yourself to love a specific person; you have to listen to your heart, not your head.

Special Keywords: S4 - V1 - P7 - MPAAR

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