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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: R

A recently-dumped woman and a plumber who wants to be a marine biologist seem to be the perfect match but always miss opportunities to meet each other. With Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, H. Jon Benjamin, Cara Buono, Sam Seder, Holland Taylor, José Zuniga, Robert Stanton, Callie Thorne, Larry Gilliard Jr., Jason Lewis, Roger Rees, Victor Argo, Lyn Vaus, Ken Cheeseman and Bronwyn Sims.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references to homosexuality). Several passionate kisses. A woman strokes a man's clothed thigh; a man briefly fondles a woman's clothed breast as they're kissing. In a classroom, we see a drawing of a male fish's sexual organ (there's also some discussion of how fish reproduce). We see a woman in a bra and a woman wearing a T-shirt and panties.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - Several men are involved in a scuffle. A woman lightly hits a man. We hear a couple arguing loudly, then some glass breaking. We see bloody water in a fish tank.

PROFANITY 6 - 3 spoken F-words and 2 mouthed F-words, several anatomical references, many scatological references, many mild obscenities and several insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Rejection, death of a parent, ambition, crime organizations, activists, homosexuality, lying, dating, being single, personal ads.

MESSAGE - Finding Mr. or Ms. Right could be a matter of meeting someone who's been right next to you all along.

Special Keywords: S3 - V1 - P6 - MPAAR

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