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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: PG-13

Loosely-based adaptation of Jane Austen's novel in which a poor but intelligent girl is sent to live with her rich relatives so that she may have a better life. With Frances O'Connor, Embeth Davidtz, Jonny Lee Miller, Edmund Bertram, Alessandro Nivola, Harold Pinter, Lindsay Duncan, Sheila Gish, James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Justine Waddell, Victoria Hamilton, Sophia Myles, Hilton McRae, Hannah Taylor-Gordon and Charles Edwards. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 4 – Some mild sexual innuendo and a couple of kisses. We briefly see a nude man on top of a nude woman (both are covered with sheets and only their bare shoulders are visible); we later see him shirtless and fastening his pants. A woman is looked up and down by a few men. A woman helps another take off her wet clothes (we see the woman in a cleavage-revealing slip); also, we see many women in cleavage-revealing dresses. We see illustrations of a bare-breasted woman being raped (see Violence/Gore below).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - In a brief comic scene a man falls over dead into his plate of food. We see several illustrations depicting rape and torture (see Sex/Nudity). A man briefly yells at a woman and a man rips a book in half. We see a few maggots crawling on a dining table. A man belches a couple of times and we hear a man vomiting.

PROFANITY 1 - A mild obscenity, an insult and a racial epithet. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Poverty and wealth, social classes, opium abuse, drunkenness, infidelity, deception, falling in love, marriage, slavery, independence.

MESSAGE - Don't let others persuade or bully you into accepting their plans for your life; chart your own course.

Special Keywords: S4 - V2 - P1 - MPAAPG-13

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