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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Sandra Bullock is a computer analyst who discovers a secret in a computer program which could get her killed.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A few kisses and hugs, a man and woman lie next to each other with bare shoulders. A discussion of having sex on the first date. A woman is shown in a bikini, and in a towel after a shower.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man puts a gun to his mouth and we hear a shot. A woman has a gun held to her head. A man cuts his hand and a man is shot. A man is burned with a cigarette, is punched and hit over the head with a bottle. A plane crashes amidst flames, a car crashes when the driver begins choking. A car wreck kills the driver and we see blood on his face. A woman is threatened and chased repeatedly. A woman is shot and dies in a puddle of blood. A man falls to his death after being hit with a fire extinguisher.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, several scatological references, and a few milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The internet and computers, losing your identity, controlling the world.

MESSAGE - Computers control our lives; information is power.

Special Keywords: S2 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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