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Losing Isaiah



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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

Jessica Lange and Halle Berry star as two mothers -- one adoptive and one biological -- involved in a bitter tug-of-war over one little boy.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A couple of kisses. A woman is shown nursing her baby although just the top of her breast is seen. A man and woman are shown sleeping in bed covered with sheets: they seem to be naked.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman abandons her screaming baby in a garbage dumpster. Some description of child abuse. A baby is shown undergoing medical emergency procedures. We see the baby have a seizure. A couple of scenes of adults yelling at each other. A woman slaps a man and he punches and shoves her. A woman miscarries and we see blood smeared on her hallway wall and in and around the bathtub. A woman is arrested and the police push her to the ground; they are rather rough with her.

PROFANITY 5 - A couple of F-words, five scatological terms, and a handful of mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Crack addiction, prison, adoption, racial issues, what makes a mother.

MESSAGE - Giving birth doesn't automatically make you a mother; children are color-blind when it comes to their families.

Special Keywords: S2 - V3 - P5 - MPAAR

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