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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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Sex & Nudity
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MPAA Rating: R

A TV weatherman (John Travolta) and his lotto-ball-drawing lady (Lisa Kudrow) team up to make some fast cash by rigging the Pennsylvania State Lottery. Also with Ed O'Neill, Bill Pullman, Lisa Boyle, Chris Kattan, Emmy Laybourne, Dawn McMillan, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Mochrie, Michael Moore and Michael Weston. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Lots of sexual innuendo, including references to masturbation, genitalia, anal sex, oral sex, rape, lesbianism, biblical sex and sex with blow-up dolls. Passionate kissing. A man and woman are in bed having intercourse, with the woman on top of the man thrusting several times and moaning loudly (we only see her head and shoulders; the rest of their bodies are under the covers). A man and a woman are in bed and a man lifts up the covers and makes a joke about his penis; we also see several shots of a man and woman in bed. We see a man's blow-up doll in his shower and it's implied he's had sex with it. There are several scenes of scantily clad women in a strip club dancing suggestively. In one scene a woman bends over and we see what appears to be her bare buttocks and then she appears to shoot a cork out of her vagina a few times. Two scantily clad women dance suggestively together; they touch each other in sexual ways and form erotic sexual positions. A man grabs a woman's clothed buttocks. We see a man in swimming trunks, lots of cleavage, and several shots of a woman in a white, nearly transparent nightgown.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man is shot in the chest and dies (no blood). A man whacks another with a baseball bat, kills him, and throws him off a bridge into a river. An asthmatic man dies after a person refuses to give him his inhaler. A man is shot in the leg, a man slaps another man in the face, a woman sprays mace in a man's face and then kicks him in the crotch, a woman tackles a man and slaps him twice in the face, a woman throws bottles at a man but misses him, a man hits a man in the legs with a baseball bat, a man throws a crowbar through a windshield, a man breaks a window with a bat, a man runs a snow mobile into a tree, a tractor-trailer flips on its side, a car drives off a road into a field, and a car runs into a glass window.

PROFANITY 10 - About 40 F-words, many anatomical and scatological references, several mild obscenities, some religious obscenities, several insults, and a few racial slurs. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, drugs, hitmen, stealing, casual sex, dishonesty, superficiality, celebrity, television, blackmail.

MESSAGE - A manipulator will find a way to trick others into believing he's someone he's really not.

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