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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil



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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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Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: R

A reporter (John Cusack) investigates Southern culture in the midst of a murder trial.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references about female and male anatomy, transsexuals, homosexuality, incest). A nightclub scene with a transsexual performing and suggestive dancing. Cleavage revealing outfits. Kissing.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man threatens others with a broken bottle. Prints of blood on a floor. A corpse with some blood on its mouth and shirt. A man is shot a few times leaving some blood (this is seen a couple of times in flashbacks). A fight between two men (also seen a couple of times). We see blood on a corpse's face and back and this is seen a few times in flashbacks. A corpse is seen in a hallucination and it smiles and blood streams from its mouth.

PROFANITY 7 - About 16 F-words, many mild obscenities, many scatological references, some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, homosexuality, Southern culture.

MESSAGE - Southerners are a breed apart.

Special Keywords: S3 - V5 - P7 - MPAAR

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