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One Night At McCool's



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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
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MPAA Rating: R

A bartender (Matt Dillon) falls in love with a slightly deranged, sexy woman (Liv Tyler), but he soon finds loving her and living with her are the worst decisions he's ever made. Also with John Goodman, Paul Reiser and Michael Douglas. [1:22]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - Lots of sexual innuendo, including references to oral sex, multiple partner sex, and homosexual sex. A man and woman kiss passionately. A woman throws a man on the bed, takes off her shirt and straddles him, he rubs her bra-covered breasts (the two are obviously having sex, but we only see the man's pants at his ankles and the woman in her bra). A woman goes down on a man to perform fellatio but we don't see her actually do it. A woman erotically washes a car, rubbing her breasts against the foamy windshield, squirting water up her dress between her legs and on her breasts (she's clothed but wet); two men watch her do this, full of lust. We see a woman in her bra straddling a man in bed and humping him. A man unbuckles his pants to have sex with a woman but she doesn't want to. A man forcefully slams a woman on a bed and talks dirty to her and is ready to rape her but she defends herself. A man and woman engage in S&M, with the dominatrix whipping the man's buttocks several times (he's on his hands and knees enjoying the lashing). A woman puts a man's hand on her inner thigh and then the two have sex, but we only see them in bed post-coitus and covered. We see a man in an S&M outfit (dog collar, chains, etc.) and his underwear sticks out through the hole in the back of his outfit. We see a shirtless man. It's implied two women will get together sexually and ask a man to join them. A woman licks a man's hear sexually. We see a woman on the toilet from her belly up.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Threatening with guns and many shots fired. A man is shot and killed; we see the corpse in a pool of blood near his head. A man is shot in the shoulder; we see bloody on his shirt. A man in shot in the gut and blood gushes out onto his shirt; he dies. We see a corpse being zipped up in a body bag. A woman slaps a man ; a man slaps a woman. A man tries to rape a woman but she kicks him in the groin, knocking him into a shelf; the man is all bloody and dies when an appliance falls on his head. A man tries to rape a woman in a car; we hear her scream and see them scuffle but she escapes. A woman has a black eye. A man jumps out of a window. A dumpster falls on a man.

PROFANITY 8- About 20 F-words, several anatomical and scatological references, a few mild obscenities, a few religious profanities, some insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sex, commitment, honesty, thievery, murder, deception, materialism, sex as a weapon, dating, living together.

MESSAGE - One wild, crazy and sexy woman can screw up a whole bunch of men.

Special Keywords: S8 - V6 - P8 - MPAAR

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