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Love & Other Drugs [2010] [R] - 10.3.9



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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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A money and ego driven drug rep (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a free-spirited artist (Anne Hathaway) are two people who had not previously allowed themselves to be tied down. However, when they meet their relationship takes them both by surprise, and they find themselves wanting more out of life, love and each other. Also with Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad and Judy Greer. Directed by Edward Zwick. [1:53]

SEX/NUDITY 10 - A man stares at a woman's breasts (she is wearing a skirt and a bra), the woman tells him that he can touch them, he cups his hands over them and the woman takes off her bra (we see her bare breasts), straddles the man, kissing him and they are interrupted by another man who walks into the room and sees them engaged in thrusting (we see the man's bare buttocks as he thrusts on top of the woman).
 A man and a woman kiss passionately, the man stands behind the woman and pushes her against a table, we see him put his hand down her underwear, then he thrusts, we hear panting and sounds of active intercourse and then see them lying on the floor (the man's bare buttocks are visible and the woman is nude from the waist-down and we see her bare hip from the side); the man makes a remark about them having sex and we see his bare buttocks as he stands up.
 A woman's bare breasts are seen when she sits up in bed with a shirtless man, and the woman's bare buttocks are visible when she straddles the man and kisses his neck; he flips her over, they kiss passionately and he thrusts on top of her.
 A blurry outline of a nude man and a woman having sex is seen through a window: the man is seen thrusting on top of the woman, his bare back and chest and a portion of the woman's bare breasts are visible and the woman is heard moaning.
 A woman wraps her legs around a man's waist, they kiss passionately and the man places her on top of a speaker: they have sex, the man thrusts (we do not see nudity aside from the woman's bare upper thigh from having her skirt pushed up), the woman moans loudly and says that a man will be able to hear her; the man continues having sex with her and says, "He can watch."
 A man and a woman are seen in an alley, and the woman is pushed against a wall as the man passionately kisses her and is seen thrusting (there's no nudity except from her skirt being pushed up to expose her bare hip); they are later seen with the woman adjusting her skirt and the man tucking in his shirt.
 A woman's bare breasts are visible when she straddles a shirtless man (his bare chest is visible) lying on a bed: they kiss passionately, the man kisses her back, she kisses down his chest, and it is implied that she is about to perform oral sex on him, but that he does not have an erection; they discuss the man's genitals inability to have an erection and the woman massages the man's shoulders, with her breasts pressed against his bare back.
 A man wearing a T-shirt and brief-style underwear answers the door as a woman walks in and drops her coat; we see her bare breasts (it is implied that she is fully nude) another man in boxers and a T-shirt shouts when he sees the woman's bare buttocks and she drops to the ground (we see her bare buttocks) and covers herself with a coat. A woman shows two men one of her breasts during a doctor's examination (we see one bare breast).
 A woman kisses another woman who is implied to be fully nude (we see no nudity but she is in a bathtub) and then kisses a man; she says that they are interested in having sex with the man, then feed him a male sex enhancing drug and it is implied that they have sex; the two women and the man are then seen lying on a chaise lounge, one of the women is seen fully nude from the back (her bare buttocks are visible) and the man's bare chest is visible as he looks down at his genitals (we do not see anything) and it is implied that he sees that he still has an erection.
 A woman strokes a man's arm as they lie, side-by-side, in bed together, the man's bare chest is visible and a condom wrapper is seen next to the bed, implying they had previously had sex.
 A woman is seen wearing a man's button-up shirt and a man is seen with a blanket draped around him; the man begins to tickle the woman and it is implied the woman looks at the man's genitals and he is aroused, they kiss and it is implied they have sex.
 A woman is seen wearing pantyhose, her underwear is visible, and she drops to her knees in front of a man, who closes the door and it is implied she performs oral sex; he says she is "His little blue pill."
 On two occasions a man is seen in bed with two different women: on both occasions the man and the woman are seen lying side-by-side, the man's bare chest and the woman's back and hip are visible, and it is implied they are both fully nude and just had sex; on one occasion the man is seen fully nude from the side (his bare hip, torso and chest are visible) as he lies next to the woman in bed. A man and a woman, implied to be fully nude (we see no nudity) are seen sitting in a bathtub together.
 A portion of a man's bare buttocks is visible when another man walks in and interrupts him (it is implied that he is masturbating); the man gets up and runs out of the room (we see tissues and lubricant on a table), we hear the sound of moaning and see a flash of a man's bare back as he's straddling a woman on a TV screen (suggesting that the man was watching pornography).
 A man, fully nude and covering his genitals with his hand, runs out of a room where another man is sitting; we see the man's bare chest and buttocks as he grabs a camera and implies that he is going to film the man and a woman having sex.
 A man listens to another man and a woman having sex and the woman is heard moaning. A man overhears a man and a woman having sex over a phone call, and he hears a woman moaning.
 At a hospital, a man shows a female intake nurse a bulge in his boxer shorts and the woman looks at him suggestively. Women wearing bikini-style tops and short skirts dance suggestively on stage in front of a large crowd of men and women. A group of women are seen wearing lingerie and pajamas, dancing slowly with men and later a man is seen walking through a room where men and women are seen lying next to each other, arms wrapped around one another.
 A small portion of a man's bare buttock is seen as he pulls down his pants and injects himself with a syringe; he explains to another man that is "testosterone" and then makes a crude remark about having an "orgy" with women while at a conference. A man rushes through a house with a pillow covering his crotch (he is wearing boxer shorts and a T-shirt), he finds another man and they are seen driving to the hospital; they have a conversation implying that the man has a painful erection and the other man then jokingly hits the man's genitals twice.
 A man kisses a woman passionately. A man kisses a woman on the lips, and the woman jokes with the man that she would rather go on a date with him than with her husband. A young woman pushes a man's hand away from her crotch as they sit on a sofa in front of a group of people. A man kisses a woman on the cheek. A man and woman kiss on the cheek.
 A painting of a woman wearing underwear (a small portion of her buttocks is visible), as she faces a mirror (her bare breasts are visible) is seen on two occasions. A painting of a fully nude woman, with full-frontal nudity is seen briefly. A woman is seen wearing only a bra and a pair of pants, with a robe tied loosely around her waist. A still photograph of a fully clothed woman posing sexually behind a fully clothed man is seen.
 A young man makes a crude joke to a woman that he had told another man to perform oral sex on him, and the man says he had turned him down. During a phone conversation, a man asks a woman to describe what she is wearing, and then asks if she is wearing underwear under her hose, tells her she is "so bad" and says that he will play "naughty nurse" with her later. A man jokingly asks a woman if she would have sex with another woman (her mother), the woman laughs and then jokingly tells the man that he should have sex with her mother. A man shouts at another man, saying that he had been watching a video of him and a woman having sex, the man says he had just been watching the woman's body and makes a remark about the size of the other man's genitals and then speculates about the size of his father's genitals; the other man looks disgusted. A man uses crude language while telling a woman over the phone that he is going to have sex with other women. On multiple occasions a man and a woman discuss having sex, including a woman telling the man that he is only interested in sex and a woman telling a man that it is "time to jump her." A man jokingly tells a woman that he wants to know about her previous sexual partners. A woman tells a man that she had previously been in a sexual relationship with a married man. A woman jokingly asks a man if he had "gotten laid" and the man responds that he had been with 600 women. A woman tells a man that other women are sexually interested in a man and that she had considered "going home" with another man. A woman videotapes a man saying that he had just had sex with a woman. A woman, using crude language, tells a man that he is only interested in having sex with her out of pity. Using crude language, a young man remarks to a man that if he were paid to have sex, he would be rich. A man remarks to another man that he had "meaningless, empty sex" with a woman and then compares himself to the man, saying he had empty sex frequently. Using crude language, a man asks another man if a woman performs oral sex on him, then says that a woman looks at his genitals like they are the "eye of Sauron." A man cries as he tells another man, using crude language, that he believes his wife is having a sexual affair with another man. A man tells another man that he helps a man have sex, the man then asks the other man if he would be able to help him find a woman to have sex with; the man points to two women and asks the man "which one do you want?" A man asks another man if he is sexually involved with a woman. Two men, using crude language, discuss a woman's breasts. A man jokingly tells another man that it is being recorded how often the man masturbates, and the man jokes back saying that he enjoys masturbating. A woman jokes to a group of men and women that her medically-caused tremors in her hands cause her to perform manual sex well and that her "husband is always smiling." A man jokingly asks another man if he had been "molested by a Carebear." A man jokingly tells another man that a company is hiring "strippers" to be sales people. A man jokes that no one has sex after a date if they go dutch. A woman makes crude jokes about the side effects of a drug used for male sexual performance. A male sexual performance drug is mentioned frequently by both men and women: a man using crude language describes the physical reaction in men and tells a group of women that it has been found to have positive sexual side effects on women. A man tells a group of men and women about the medical results of a male sexual enhancement drug. A male doctor asks a man to bring a male sexual enhancement drug to a party. A man asks another man about a sexual performance drug. A man tells another man that he is unsure about going to a pajama party and exposing his body since he is too nervous to even urinate in front of other people; the other man tells the man that he has a "good body."
 A man dances playfully with two young women (he says they look "sexy"), an older woman, and a girl. A woman pinches a man on the behind. A man and woman hug.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man punches another man in the stomach, and the man drops to the ground and begins to dry heave as the other man explains that the body's chemical reaction to being punched in the stomach is to want to vomit, but it will not help; the man on the ground tries to get up and the other man kicks his arm out from under him, but the man on the ground punches the other man in the jaw and holds his hand in pain.
 A man is seen with a small amount of blood coming from a bloody nose and then runs as the man who presumably punched him rushes toward him, only to be held back by the a group of people. A woman smashes a man in the head with a briefcase twice; the man shouts as the woman screams at him, he holds his eye and tells the woman that a buckle had hit him in the eye.
 A man tells another man, "You better run" and races after the man; we see a shadowed outline, as well as hearing the impact of the man hitting the other man with a VHS tape. A bus door opens and slams into a man's face; he appears unharmed.
 A man accidentally burns his hand on a match on multiple occasions, including dropping the match on his chest and under a tank top; he shouts in pain. A woman accidentally pushes a glass off a table, she cries and falls to the floor next to the shattered glass.
 A man shouts at a man and woman, off camera. A man shouts at a woman. A woman shouts at a man. A man shouts at a man and tells him to leave him alone. A man shouts, using crude language, at a woman over the phone. A man shouts at another man in a crowded restaurant. A man gets very close to another man's face to intimidate him, and then shoves his arm as he walks past him. A man kicks a door in frustration and shouts. A man begins to panic, he pants and a woman remarks that his heart is racing, his hands tremble and he appears to be having a panic attack. A man shouts, shakes and cries, appearing to have a minor panic attack.
 A woman tells a man that she sat next to a man with a fork stuck in his head. A woman tells two men that she had been diagnosed with Parkinson's after she had been tested for other diseases, including for a brain tumor. A woman jokes that due to her medically caused tremors, if she were to hold a baby she might accidentally throw it into a tree. A woman jokingly tells a young man and a man that she is going to kill everyone. A man jokes that he will kill a young man. A woman jokingly tells a man that she is going to shove a bowl of noodles in his face.
 A man drives a car rapidly down a highway; he weaves in and out of traffic and honks at a bus. A car has to screech to a halt to avoid hitting a man that walks in front of it and the driver honks the horn.
 A man tells another man that he has to clean up a woman's feces after her medical condition had deteriorated and she lost control of her motor functions. A man tells a woman that he "has to pee" and we see his back facing a toilet, and hear the toilet flushing and the sound of a zipper closing. A man winces in pain and tells another man that he is experiencing heartburn. On multiple occasions a man speaks with his mouth full and a man talks with his mouth full of food (we see a portion of the food hanging out of his mouth). A man smells his armpits (he is wearing a shirt and jacket).
 Two men playfully punch and wrestle one another, laughing, after a man punches the other man in the shoulder and slaps him on the mouth. A man playfully shoves another man; the man then hits the other man in the arm.

PROFANITY 9 - About 48 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 38 sexual references, 29 scatological terms, 22 anatomical terms, 20 mild obscenities, name-calling (lying sack, butt-buddy, punk, creep, mean, arrogant faceless cut-off, non-person, loosely moral, sick girl), 6 religious profanities, 23 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man is seen smoking a marijuana cigarette, a woman smokes a marijuana cigarette, a man makes a remark to two men about "smoking weed" and watching television, men and women take prescription drugs for recreational purposes (specifically Viagra), men and women discuss the effects of prescription drugs, a man dumps prescription mood stabilizing drugs into a trash can where they are found by another man, a man asks another man for drugs, points to his suitcase and the man pulls out two sample packs, men and women discuss the use of prescription mood stabilizing drugs frequently, and men and women discuss the use of prescription drugs. Men and women drink in bars, and a woman drinks to the point of drunkenness and continues to drink after a man tells her she should stop.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Pharmaceutical drug reps and salespeople, medical profession, dropping out of college, Parkinson's Disease, maturing into a relationship, infidelity, sexual promiscuity, Viagra, Zoloft, Prozac, buying prescription drugs in Canada, health insurance/HMOs, non-drug therapy for diseases, revenge, product placement, drug side effects (negative and positive), drug test trials.

MESSAGE - Sometimes even the most immature and unhappy people can find happiness.

Special Keywords: S10 - V3 - P9 - MPAAR

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