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Mr. & Mrs. Smith [2005] [PG-13] - 6.6.5



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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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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star as a married couple struggling through some difficult times. While they've been married for 5 years or so, they have been hiding the fact from each other that they are both professional assassins. When they finally suspect the truth, they are assigned to assassinate each other. Also with Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn and Angela Bassett. Directed by Doug Liman. [1:55]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A husband and his wife kiss passionately, he takes his shirt off (we see his bare chest), they fall on the floor (she wears a lace bra), and the woman climbs on top of the man and they kiss.
 A woman wears fishnet stockings and high leather boots under a trench coat: she removes the coat when a man in a robe (revealing part of his bare chest) enters the room, and she is wearing a tight-fitting, corset-type bodice (a part of her bare buttock is shown briefly); she handcuffs the man, hits him with a horse whip, and he moans with pleasure (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A man and a woman dance together, he lifts her skirt revealing a knife tucked in her garter belt, and she reaches into the front of his pants and he says, "That's all Johnny"; she squats down off screen and the man makes an expression like she is doing something sexual. A man and a woman dance seductively together, and they kiss.
 A woman sits on a man's lap, he caresses her clothed breast, they kiss, we see the woman wake up in bed wrapped in a sheet (her bare shoulders are exposed) and it is implied that they have had sex. A woman wrapped in a sheet (her bare shoulders are exposed) walks toward a man, and he pulls her toward him and they kiss.
 A woman is scanned by a device and we see her X-ray-like image wearing bra and panties on a screen. A woman's skirt is slit up one side to the hip. We see a woman's bare thigh when she hides a knife in her garter belt. Several women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage and bare abdomens in several scenes. A man wears boxer shorts and a T-shirt and a woman wears his shirt (we see her bare legs) for an extended scene. A woman wears tight-fitting sweaters in several scenes.
 A man answers his door to neighbors and police officers and we presume he is nude (we see his bare chest) because of the neighbor's reaction. A woman wears a bra and slip while dressing and her husband is bare-chested while dressing.
 A marriage counselor asks a married couple, "How often do you have sex?" and the couple has trouble answering implying that they are not sexually active; the man tells the marriage counselor to "ask the sex question again" and whispers a number, implying that the couple in question are having sex regularly.
 A woman tells her husband that she has to go to the office "just for a quickie." A man appears to have what could be lipstick on his collar.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - During a staged S&M sex act, a woman twists the man's neck breaking it and killing him (we see the woman grab his head and hear a crunch); the woman then slides down a cable out the window and down to the street far below.
 A man holds a gun, and walks through a house looking for a woman, but she speeds away in a car, and he chases her: he runs through yards, crashes through fences, and he shoots hitting the car's windshield and nearly hitting the woman, but she speeds toward the man, who now stands in the street, hitting him; he flips onto the roof of the car, breaks the car window, and climbs inside, but the woman jumps out of the car, rolls on the street, and the man in the car runs through a barricade and over a hill (we see him battered and bruised later).
 A man sneaks around a house, a woman is inside the house with a gun, the man breaks a window, climbs into the house, finds a gun, and they fire their guns back and forth at each other, riddling the house with bullets; he then throws a cleaver at her, she shoots igniting the gas in the kitchen and causing a large explosion, and they fight, shoving each other around: she hits him in the head, kicks him in the crotch, punches and head butts him (we see blood on his face), and he slams her into a wall, kicks her several times, and they end up holding guns on each other.
 Two characters are shot at repeatedly by many men with guns, they shoot back and forth, and many people are shot and presumably killed. A man shoots four men in a room, and a man shoots a guard in a prison, blows a door open knocking out the rest of the guards, and then breaks a man out of a cell. A woman is shot, and she falls from her perch in a ceiling, (we see blood on her shirt, although she wears a bulletproof vest). A man is shot in the chest (he is wearing a bulletproof vest).
 A woman throws knives and hits four men (we see them striking the men and they fall to the ground). A man is stabbed in the leg by a thrown knife (we see some blood on the man's pant leg and hear a squish when he removes the knife).
 A man punches a man (he falls unconscious), and a man hits two men with large wrenches (they fall to the ground). Two men in a boxing ring spar: they punch each other several times, and one is held on the floor and punched repeatedly. A man threatens to cut another man's thumbs off with pliers, or kill him, and a woman hits the man in the head with a telephone, and then slaps him on the back of the head (the man is tied to a chair).
 A man backs a van up into a man, he tumbles on the ground, the driver gets out of the van, kicks the man, and then drives over him (we see the van bump up twice). Three cars chase a man and a woman in a van: they swerve through traffic on a highway, the cars shoot at the van, the woman in the van dumps clothing and car seats onto the highway, the van stops short, and one car runs into it; the driver climbs along the hood and the man in the van hits him with a golf club, another man jumps into the van and is pushed out, and eventually the two cars are shot and flip along the highway until they stop on their sides.
 A man shoots a large grenade launcher, and the missile hits a shelter where a woman is hiding -- she gets away but has blood on her forehead and a wound on her shoulder (we see her getting stitches). A man throws a smoke bomb into a house where another man and woman are; they run to the basement, when many other men begin shooting into the house, a bomb is dropped into the basement, and it explodes under a fuel oil tank causing the house to explode in a huge ball of flame (the man and woman are thrown into the air as they run away). There's an explosion in a bathroom, people run out of a restaurant screaming, a man's jacket is ticking, he removes it and shoves it into a mailbox, and it explodes. A charge is detonated on an elevator, the elevator falls many floors to the ground, and when it lands there is a large plume of dust and we are led to believe that a man was in the elevator and he survived.
 A man and a woman dance together, he spins her around aggressively, he slams her into a mirrored pillar (the mirror breaks), he dips her, he finds a knife in the garter belt on her thigh, he throws it into a wall, she squats down off screen, and she pulls a gun out of his shoe. A man and a woman hold guns on each other from underneath a table while at a restaurant. A man and a woman arm themselves from hidden arsenals in several scenes.
 Cars, helicopters and armed men surround a hotel, and they break a door down with guns drawn. Colombian police come into a hotel bar looking for someone who may have murdered another man; a man in the bar hides a pistol in his belt and a woman hides a knife in a garter belt.
 Several women evacuate an office by shooting large harpoons through a window and into another building; a man comes in with a gun drawn and the women slide along the cables and get away. Two women climb very tall rock walls. A man pretends to be drunk, and he wobbles and bumps his head on a chair. A man and a woman talk about their multiple injuries and the people they have killed. A woman crashes her car into the side of a man's car (no injuries).
 A man urinates on the ground, a woman watches through binoculars and we see a puddle forming and he has a dribble of urine on his shoe. A man comes out of a bathroom and we hear the toilet flushing.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 9 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 9 mild obscenities, a man addresses several women in a demeaning manner: "sweetie, chicks, sweetheart, broad," 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks a martini and a woman drinks several shots of alcohol. A woman drinks champagne and a man drinks a martini, and a man drinks a beer in several scenes. Also, men drink while playing poker and people drink alcohol in a bar scene. A man and a woman drink alcohol from a bottle, and a man drinks alcohol from a flask. A man smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Professional assassins, marriage, love, marriage counseling, lies, suspicion, truth, honesty, sexism, infidelity, divorce, secrecy, instincts, teamwork, spontaneity, murder for hire.

MESSAGE - Honesty keeps marriages together.

Special Keywords: S6 - V6 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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