Obsessed [2009] [PG-13] - 6.6.4

 
 

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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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Profanity
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Idris Elba stars as a married, successful executive, whose life becomes complicated when a beautiful office temp (Ali Larter) sets her sights on him and tries to tempt him into a sexual relationship. Also with Beyonce Knowles, Jerry O'Connell, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill and Scout Taylor-Compton. Directed by Steve Shill. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman comes behind a man in a bathroom, pushes him into a stall, tries to open his pants, lifts her skirt and tries to seduce him; he pushes her away repeatedly and leaves the room. A woman gets into a man's car, opens her raincoat and reveals her bra, panties and fishnet stockings in an effort to seduce him (the man forces her out of the car).
 After a man collapses in bed after having been drugged, a woman comes into his room, straddles him and kisses him (it is implied that they have sex but it is not shown).
 A husband and wife kiss are lying on a bedroom floor beneath a mirrored ceiling, he tells her he has an hour, we see them kissing, he kisses down her neck and chest and sex is implied but not shown. A husband and his wife kiss in several scenes. A husband and his wife snuggle while in bed together in a couple of scenes (he's bare-chested).
 We hear that a woman has a diary with very detailed descriptions of sexual liaisons. A woman tells another woman that she arranged to meet a married man in a hotel room where they had sex. A woman talks about her sister's husband leaving her for another woman. A man tells a woman, "Any man would be lucky to have you." A woman says "The good ones are always married" and a gay man adds, "or straight." A man describes a woman as "smokin' hot." A man asks another man "She grabbed your package?" A man talks about being unfaithful to his wife and makes remarks about a woman he'd have sex with. A man calls a woman and a man "girls."
 A man says that a woman gave the men in the office "lap dances" at an office party (she pulls her blouse open to reveal her bare shoulder and bra strap). A man rubs a woman's arm to console her. A woman is flirtatious with a married man in several scenes throughout the movie. A woman flirts with a man in front of his wife.
 The bottom of a woman's buttock cheeks are visible when her underwear is shown during a struggle. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears skirts that are slit up the back and reveal bare thighs in a few scenes. A woman drops her dress on the floor (we see her bare legs to the knees) and puts on a man's football jersey. A man opens an email and sees a photo of a woman in a seductive pose.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A woman is struck by a chandelier that falls from the ceiling and she is killed.
 Two women fight: they punch and kick each other, they shove each other into banisters and try to push each other over a balcony, one woman is struck repeatedly with a wooden plank, one women breaks through an unsupported attic floor and dangles high above the floor, she slips and grabs onto a chandelier, the chandelier breaks and she crashes to a glass table below (we see blood on her head and face).
 A man grabs a woman and pushes her against a pillar and she says, "Hit me, do anything you want to me." A woman yells at her husband in few scenes and throws a plate against a wall shattering it.
 A man yells at a woman and startles her in several scenes. A man and a woman panic when they realize that their infant son has been taken out of their home. A man and a woman are upset when they find their bedroom ransacked. A house is broken into (we see door glass breaking).
 A man collapses on his bed after having been drugged. A woman is shown unconscious in bed after an overdose and she's taken to hospital.
 A man drives home after having had a great deal of alcohol and is frightened when a police car flashes its lights behind him. A man makes a gesture with his hand in the shape of a pistol in a couple of scenes.
 We hear that someone "tossed his cookies on the Christmas tree." A man urinates in a urinal (we hear the stream). A man says he needs to urinate in crude terms. A man makes a face about the smell of a baby's diaper.

PROFANITY 4 - 6 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 14 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (coward, nasty, crazy, skinny), 2 religious profanities, 9 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman is shown unconscious in bed after an overdose of prescription medication, and a woman pours a powder in a man's drink, we see him stumbling and with blurred vision, and he collapses on his bed. Men drink alcohol and smoke cigars in one scene, people drink alcohol at an office party and several appear drunk, a man drinks a beer, a man drinks a shot of tequila, people drink wine with lunch, a man and a woman drink martinis in a bar, a man and a woman drink wine with dinner, a man and a woman drink champagne, and a woman talks about her husband getting drunk at an office party.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Obsession, marriage, love, secrets, infidelity, suicide, family, falling out of love, separation, trust, lying, date rape, homosexuality.

MESSAGE - Some people are plain crazy.

Special Keywords: S6 - V6 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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