The Lucky Ones [2008] [R] - 6.4.7

 
 

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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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Three soldiers (Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams and Michael Pena) come home from Iraq, two for a 30-day leave and one permanently. They find that the lives they left behind have changed, and they end up taking a road trip across the U.S. when an unexpected blackout cancels all flights out of New York. Along the way the soldiers become friends, confide in each other and have a little fun. Also with Molly Hagen. Directed by Neil Burger. [1:55]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - We see a man having sex with a woman: we see him between her legs, his shirt pulled up around his neck and we see him making thrusting movements. A man tries to join another man and a woman who are having sex (the man rejects him).
 We hear a man and a woman having sex (we hear moans, groans and the woman talks about reaching climax). A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman hug.
 A man and a woman huddle close because of a storm, he gets an erection and she later talks about it and says, "It could pound a nail."
 People talk about how to touch a woman to get her aroused. A man asks another man if he ever had sex with two women at the same time. People talk about how a man was interested in having sex with another man. People talk about prostitutes, threesomes, vibrators and penis inserts. A man talks about using prostitutes. Three women prostitutes discuss price and one says, "She'll do him for free." A man talks about impotence. A man says his penis is broken.
 There are calendar photos on a wall of naked women: we see breasts and thong underwear that reveal bare buttocks. A woman takes off her pants and we see her underwear. Women wear low-cut dresses and shirts that reveal cleavage.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A car bomb goes off, we see an explosion and a man is injured (we see a small amount of blood on his pants). People are involved in a car accident, and a pole goes through the windshield (no one is hurt). A person's previous injury reopens and we see blood, but the person is okay.
 A woman strikes another woman in the face, a bar fight breaks out and a woman punches several people in the face. A woman throws a drink on a man.
 Two people argue. A woman talks about how a man was shot in the head while he was trying to rescue her. A man talks about how another man may want to strangle a woman. People talk about how a man can't kill himself. People talk about a man being suicidal. People make fun of an injured soldier. A woman talks about getting kicked out of the house at age 16. A woman talks about how a man robbed a casino.
 A tornado bears down on two people; they are unhurt.

PROFANITY 7 - About 21 F-words, 1 sexual reference, 18 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People at a bar drink alcohol (the majority are college students), we see people drinking beer, a man orders a double tequila, a man talks about how different alcoholic drinks are for different situations, and a woman talks about getting drunk faster by drinking through a straw. Women smoke cigarettes. A man takes medication often and sometimes takes too much.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Iraq war, impotence, divorce, suicide, alcohol use, gambling, prostitution, going AWOL, abandonment, marriage, family issues, death, post-traumatic stress disorder.

MESSAGE - Friends can be found in unlikely places.

Special Keywords: S6 - V4 - P7 - MPAAR

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