Lonesome Jim [2005] [R] - 6.3.5

 
 

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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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Casey Affleck stars as Jim, a 28-year old who reluctantly moves back with his parents in a small Indiana town, after having failed to make a life of his own. Dealing with hopelessness and several dysfunctional characters, he meets a local beauty (Liv Tyler) and becomes a father-figure to her son. Also Mary Kay Place, Kevin Corrigan and Seymour Cassel. Directed by Steve Buscemi. [1:27]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman have sex: we see thrusting and hear moaning and see bare legs, and they are interrupted by three children entering the room.
 A woman lies back in bed, takes off her pants, asks a man if he has protection, we hear her putting a condom on him, the man climbs on top of her, they kiss briefly and he climaxes.
 A man watches a pornographic video and his mother comes into the room (we hear two women moaning in the movie, and see the bare back and panties of one of them).
 A man urinates in a toilet (we see his bare buttocks) and a young girl walks in asking what he is doing. A man sits in a bathtub and covers his crotch when his mother comes in the room and gives him a hug (we see his bare chest, abdomen and thighs). A man pulls down his shorts so that he can urinate in a cup (nothing is visible).
 A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman flirt, and he asks her out on a date.
 There is a comment made about forced prison sex. A man makes a sexual remark about a woman and asks a man if he has sex with her. A man talks to another man about how to control ejaculation and talks about paying for sex. A woman talks about the size of a man's endowment.
 A man buys wine coolers and sets up a bed (pillows and blankets) in the back of a van.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man is pulled off his motorbike and chased on foot by police.
 We hear that a man was in a car accident and in a coma (we see him bandaged and with a neck brace). A man collapses (he says from dehydration) and sobs.
 A man drives a car toward a tree and stops just short of hitting it. A man falls off a motorbike (he's OK).
 A man tells a woman about the methods of suicide by famous writers. Two men talk about suicide. There is a comment made about forced prison sex. A woman is arrested for selling drugs.
 A man hands a man a hospital urinal filled with urine, the other man takes it and brings him a coffee mug to use as a temporary urinal.

PROFANITY 5 - 6 F-words, 10 sexual references, 11 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (dumb, idiot, tragic), 1 religious profanity, 5 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Two men smoke marijuana and one tells the other that he put crack in it. A man sells drugs (marijuana and crack, it seems) at his work place. A man says "I'm trippin'" and a man asks another man if he gets high. A man and a woman drink wine coolers, people drink wine coolers, a man and a woman drink in a bar, and a man buys wine coolers. People drink alcohol and smoke in a bar. Several men smoke cigarettes in many scenes and a woman smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Winning, losing, the disappointments of life, divorce, unhappiness, the meaning of life, challenges, jealousy, parenting, truth, home, child support, depression, tragedy, family, chronic despair.

MESSAGE - Your past does not always predict your future. Never take the love of your family for granted.

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