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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

Devoted but mentally-unstable copy editor Carol Kane seeks revenge on co-workers who've wronged her. Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa, Michael Imperioli, Eddie Malavarca, David Thornton, Mike Hodge, Alice Drummond and Doug Barron co-star.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Some sexual innuendo. One passionate kiss. One cleavage shot. A man briefly looks at a centerfold magazine.

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - We see several scenes in which several corpses are on couches and on the floor of a room; in each subsequent scene, the corpses become more and more bloody and decomposed. A pool of blood surrounds a corpse, and we see a woman pulling something bloody from its slit throat. A woman slices a man's stomach open; as he's lying on the floor, we see blood and perhaps a piece of intestine seep from the wound. One lingering shot of a woman taping pieces of a corpse's bloody, decomposed chest together, then cleaning the chest with a household cleaner (later, a woman falls on the corpse and her hand goes into its bloody torso). A woman uses an inhaler that has apparently been filled with poison; she falls to the ground and we see foam dripping from her mouth. A man is electrocuted, and we see his bloody, charred hand. A woman is threatened with a knife; we hear but don't see her being killed. A woman finds a dead person who apparently died from natural causes; there's no blood. We see a corpse covered with a bloody sheet and another covered corpse being carried to an ambulance. A woman tries to strangle a woman with a scarf, and a woman hits another in the head with a tire iron. We see what looks like a small, bloody body part stuck on a clock, and in a few scenes we see a pair of bloody, blackened hands on sticks (a cat licks them in one scene). A woman slides in a pool of blood. We see a bloody hand and what could be a severed head in a duffel bag. A woman puts a dead, stiff mouse into a garbage disposal (we hear it being ground up). A man who's driving a car gropes a girl's knee; she grabs his hand and causes him to run into a telephone pole. A woman sets fire to a house.

PROFANITY 6 - About 10 F-words, a few anatomical references, many scatological references, many mild obscenities and many insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Corporate downsizing, betrayal, revenge, murder, mental illness, dysfunctional families.

MESSAGE - Don't get mad . . . get even.

Special Keywords: S1 - V10 - P6 - MPAAR

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