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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 law student gets embroiled in some nasty goings-on when he takes a job as a nightwatchman at the medical examiner's office. With Ewan McGregor and Patricia Arquette.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Kissing. Sexual innuendo (mainly referring to necrophilia). A woman fondles a man under a table at a restaurant as he moans and groans. A brief glimpse of both male and female full frontal nudity, and a few shots of female bare buttocks (including one extended scene). Many shots, usually brief, of bare breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A woman is stabbed repeatedly and viciously in two scenes; in one there is no blood and in the other there is a lot of blood dripping onto her feet. A man is shot three times with jerking and bloody bullet holes. A man hits another in the nose, a man is punched in the face and sides resulting in a bloody mouth and a bloody scab. A close-up of a drug addict shooting up into his neck. A woman bites a man's mouth leaving a bit of blood. A man cuts off his own thumb with blood dripping and leaving a bloody puddle and bloody stump. A man is hit in the back with a bat, and another in the head with blood splattering. A corpse with empty, bloody eye sockets, nose, mouth and hair with a bloody chunk taken out of the torso is seen a few times (but usually not the torso). Fetuses and body parts in jars, and covered cadavers are seen several times in a morgue. We also see bloody sheets and a gurney. A bloody knife is seen a few times, blood is seen in a syringe and some very bloody gloves. A huge bloody stain on a carpet with a bloody trail. We see bloody feet and bloody bare female buttocks and thighs. A name is written in blood. A man cuts out a corpse's eyes (not actually seen). There's blood on a temple, a bloody cut on an arm, blood on a shirt and hands. Threatening with guns and knives. Scuffles.

PROFANITY 7 - About 21 F-words, a few anatomical references, many mild obscenities and scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Morgues, law school, law enforcement, murders, necrophilia, prostitution.

MESSAGE - You can't always tell the good guys from the bad.

Special Keywords: S7 - V8 - P7 - MPAAR

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