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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: R

Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence become buddies when Lawrence tries to carjack Robbins.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A couple is having sex with the woman on top; we see his leg and her back and hear moaning. A woman wears a cleavage revealing outfit. We see G-string clad women and suggestive dancing in a strip club. A woman dances suggestively while disrobing -- she gets down to a bra. A woman starts to undress a man but no nudity is seen. Sexual innuendo (including homosexual references). Kissing. A statue with a huge penis.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man is shot with a bit of blood on his shirt. People are shot at. A man straightens his broken nose with a spoon and an audible crack. A man falls off a balcony. A man has his gun shot out of his hand. A man's head is banged on a car door a few times. A man's feet catch fire. A man has mace sprayed in his face. A man is hit in the mouth with a little bit of blood. Two men are hit in the head with a skillet. A few scuffles, a fistfight with punches and rolling around. An attempted choking. Threatening with guns. Reckless driving. Chases. Men are slapped in the face a few times.

PROFANITY 9 - About 60 F-words, multiple profane hand gestures, many scatological references, many anatomical references, some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, suspecting infidelity, carjacking, racism.

MESSAGE - Dissimilar people can still become good friends and overcome adversity together.

Special Keywords: S3 - V4 - P9 - MPAAR

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