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Nothing But the Truth [2008] [R] - 6.6.7



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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 journalist (Kate Beckinsale) reveals a C.I.A. agent's identity and is imprisoned when she refuses to disclose her source. Also with Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, Matt Dillon, David Schwimmer, Angela Bassett and Noah Wyle. Directed by Rod Lurie. [1:47]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man is seen on top of a woman (she's in a t-shirt), we see the woman's face and from the way the man is moving and breathing, it is implied that they are having sex (we do not see anything from the waist down); the woman pushes the man off of her, and they lie next to each other and kiss very briefly (there is no nudity).
 A married man is seen in a restaurant with a woman, and he says to another man, "You can tell her or not" (meaning his wife) and it is implied that he is having an affair. A woman thanks a man for having sex with her in a sarcastic manner and using a crude term. A woman speaks to another woman about rules in a jail: there is no sex (using both the term "sex" and a crude term), no oral sex (using a crude term for oral sex and for vagina), and no kissing. A woman questions a man about having sex with another woman (using a crude term). A woman questions her husband about having an affair with another woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man approaches a woman and asks her for directions, we hear the woman speaking, it is implied that he is moving toward the woman, we hear two gun shots, and the man is shown running to a car with a gun in his hand.
 In a prison, two women argue over a bunk bed, and one woman jumps off the bed and attacks the other woman by grabbing and slamming her head into a metal bed post multiple times: she continues to punch and kick her, she slams her into a column a few times, and grabs her by the arms and begins to drag her across the room (the woman appears to be almost unconscious and her mouth, lip, eye and neck are bloody); some inmates cheer while others beg her to stop, and a male guard enters the room, draws a nightstick and hits the attacker on the head (the scene cuts just before the impact).
 A woman is ordered out of a car by police officers, she exits, the officers arrest her, she yells, "What are you doing?" and the police officers slam her up against the car and handcuff her; they slam her up against the car again and take her away. A woman grabs a man by the arms and pushes him.
 A woman is shown lying on the ground, we see a pool of blood next to her coming out from under her body, her mouth is open, her eyes move around, and she dies. A woman is seen lying in an infirmary with a swollen lip, cheek and jaw, her bottom lip is cut, there is a large cut through her eyebrow, her eye is black and blue, and she has bruising on her face. A woman is shown in various scenes with a cut lip, a swollen face, and a black eye.
 A woman is handcuffed in a courtroom and taken away. A woman is seen in a vehicle being taken to prison and her ankles and wrists are handcuffed. A woman gets angry and pushes objects off a desk.
 A man threatens a woman and yells, "I'll take you to the hole!" (meaning solitary confinement in prison). A woman yells and curses at another woman. A man yells and curses at a woman. A woman tells another woman, "You're lucky you're a woman. I don't hit girls." A woman yells and curses at her husband. A child makes a reference to cancer ("eggs give you cancer").
 A woman cries while in prison. A woman cries over not being able to see her child. A woman cries over another woman's death. A woman cries over how women are portrayed in the media. A woman cries over her husband's infidelity. A woman cries to her young child about her absence in his life. A woman tells her child that she is going to prison. A child visits his mother in jail.

PROFANITY 7 - About 22 F-words, 8 sexual references, 6 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman drink beer at a party. A man smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics, journalism, newspapers, Washington D.C., National Security, the 1st Amendment, the C.I.A., the F.B.I, the Federal Government, the Supreme Court, attorneys, contempt of court, imprisonment, women in prison, sensationalism, principles, rights, infidelity, assassination, revealing identities, sources, patriotism, violence in jail, surveillance, the Pulitzer Prize, loyalty.

MESSAGE - No matter what the consequences, a good journalist will protect their source. The United States has a free press, and the government should abide by the Constitutional 1st Amendment.

Special Keywords: S6 - V6 - P7 - MPAAR

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