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Nights in Rodanthe [2008] [PG-13] - 5.3.5



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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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A doctor (Richard Gere) trying to come to terms with a patient who died on the operating table, and a woman (Diane Lane) trying to come to terms with her husband's infidelity, meet at an inn and realize that they can help each other. Also with Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman, Pablo Schreiber, Charlie Tahan and Scott Glenn. Directed by George Wolfe. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman lie in bed together (it is implied that they have had sex), we see her bare shoulders, back and the top of her bare breasts and we see his bar back, chest and shoulders; they talk and kiss, and he thrusts very briefly on top of her.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately. A bare-chested man kisses a woman while she lies in a chaise. A man and a woman dance together and kiss. A man and a woman kiss and embrace in several scenes.
 Men and women dance together at a celebration. A man talks lovingly about his dead wife. A man and a woman write love letters to each other.
 A teenage girl has a tattoo on her lower abdomen. A woman wears low-cut dresses and tops that reveal cleavage in a few scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - We see a mudslide moving through a building and we understand that someone was killed. A hurricane blows and rattles a building on the beach (we see clutter and debris the next day).
 We hear that a boy had an asthma attack and ended up in the hospital. A teenage girl tells her mother that she hates her and she blames her for her father not coming back home. A man confronts a man that he holds responsible for his wife's death. A man talks about an operation and that the patient did not survive. A man confronts a man and they argue. A man and a woman argue. A man and a woman argue over the phone.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 1 not fully enunciated F-word, 2 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot), 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman drink shots of whiskey (she ends up seemingly drunk), a woman drinks champagne, a man drinks wine, a man and a woman drink wine with dinner, two women drink wine, people drink beer at a celebration, and a man reaches for a beer in a refrigerator.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, separation, divorce, love, death of a parent, natural disasters (hurricanes, mudslides).

MESSAGE - Don't miss an opportunity to love.

Special Keywords: S5 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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