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The Muse



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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

An over-the-hill Hollywood screenwriter (Albert Brooks) seeks advice on writing his next script from an eccentric woman (Sharon Stone) who is believed to be a Muse. Also with Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges, Mark Feuerstein, Steven Wright, Bradley Whitford, Mario Opinato, Dakin Matthews, Concetta Tomei, James Cameron, Bobby Edner, Lorenzo Lamas, Wolfgang Puck, Rob Reiner, Martin Scorsese, Cybill Shepherd, Jennifer Tilly, Stacey Travis and Steve Valentine. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A little mild sexual innuendo. Two children say a statue looks phallic. A couple of women are seen in cleavage-revealing tops and we see a nude woman's bare back, buttocks and the side of her breast as she's getting into bed alone.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - Played for laughs: two men run into each (one is knocked to the ground) and a man verbally threatens a boy and reaches across a counter trying to grab him.

PROFANITY 3 - Two clinical anatomical references (said by children), several scatological references and many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Muses, Greek mythology, Hollywood, confidence, inspiration.

MESSAGE - You never know how or when creativity will strike you, nor in what form inspiration will come; part of the secret to success is believing that you can and will be successful.

Special Keywords: S4 - V1 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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