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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Purist snowboarders are alarmed when they learn that their favorite Alaska mountain is to be sold to a ski mogul (Lee Majors) who plans to turn it into a modern vacation resort. With the mogul's rebellious daughters, the snowboarders hatch a plan to prevent development. Also with Jason London, Victoria Silvstedt, Flex Alexander, A.J. Cook, David Denman, Caroline Dhavernas, Zach Galifianakis, Willie Garson, Derek Hamilton, Adam Harrington, Scott Heindl and Brett Kelly. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and woman have sex in a covered gondola (he is behind her thrusting and she leans against the glass; she's wearing a bra). When the gondola is uncovered a crowd of people see them. A bare-chested man and woman in a small bikini top are shown in a hot tub; she kisses him and takes off her top (we see her back and the side of her breast) and he leans over the side of the tub and she smacks his buttocks. Then he takes off his pants underwater, and she climbs out of the tub (she's wearing a thong bottom). A man and woman are shown in bed sleeping; the man is wearing boxer shorts, the woman wears a bra and panties. A man gets his private parts stuck in a hot tub drain and he screams in pain. A man asks a woman if she will have sex with him. A man and woman dance and kiss, and a man and woman kiss while on a surfboard. A woman wears a cleavage-revealing tank top and dances suggestively while men watch, a woman rides a mechanical bull and makes suggestive gestures, and a woman wearing a short cleavage-revealing dress dances suggestively. In a couple of scenes a woman puts a man's face in her cleavage. While in a ski lift several women in bikini tops and hip-huggers take off their tops and we see the sides of their breasts; when the lift tips to the side the women fall on top of a man. A woman pulls up her top to reveal her navel and abdomen. We see a man with the flap of his long johns open, exposing his bare buttocks; we also see a statue in his likeness with exposed buttocks a few times. A man wearing jockey shorts has one of his buttocks exposed. Some men hoot suggestively at a woman and make sexual gestures by thrusting their hips at each other. A man puts his hand on the bare buttocks of a statue of a man. A man sniffs at a woman while sitting at a bar. Two men go into a lesbian online chat room (not knowing the other is there) and converse suggestively; one man acts as if aroused while sitting on a chair with no pants on (we see his bare buttocks). A man talks about his sexual conquests and reveals that he is gay. There are several sexual references: a man and woman talk about "hooking up," a man asks a man if he "hit it last night," a man says "I'm gonna do her."

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man stabs himself in the hand (we see the knife sticking out from his hand and see some blood). A man gets his private parts stuck in a hot tub drain and he screams in pain; he yells again when he is removed and we see him with a pile of snow on his crotch. Some snowboarders disrupt a party by flying onto table tops, landing on tents, and knocking people down. A man is knocked off a stage by a statue, dragged by a snowmobile into a porta-potty which slides down a hill and ends up hanging from a tree. A man snowboards across a roof and lands hard on the ground. A man punches a man in the face, they fall to the ground and wrestle around a bit, a man punches a man in the ear and then swings at his face a few times, two men punch each other in the arms repeatedly, a man punches a man in a wheelchair in the legs to see if he can feel anything, a man headbutts a man, and a man pounds a man's head on a steering wheel, repeatedly. There are many snowboarding wipe-out scenes (some of which are in an outtake reel at the end of the film) and some reckless snowboarding. A group of people race on snowboards at night; they shove and punch each other, shoot through trees and do some aerial acrobatics jumping over houses, riding across railings, etc., there are some wipeouts but no injuries. A man gets hit in the crotch with a snowball. A group of men is hit by snowballs and one is hit in the head with a bottle. A man on a stretcher has a boot sticking out from his buttocks. A man has a dream about jumping from a helicopter and snowboarding down a hill and over a cliff, and then deploying a parachute and landing on top of a ski lift. A man walks into a plane wing and knocks his head. There is some talk of broken ribs and legs from snowboarding and skiing accidents. There are a few scenes of people being flung about on a mechanical bull. Some pranks are pulled on a man who passes out repeatedly after drinking too much: One time he is left in a snow drift with his pants pulled down and he wakes up with a bear licking his crotch, another time he is taped to a mechanical bull, and another time he is put in a car which is then spun around while other men in the car scream as if they are going to crash. There are several verbal threats. A man cleans his fingernails with a knife. Several men are told to urinate in cups for a drug test; the cups are returned full and one man has deposited a stool in his. A woman passes gas while in bed with a man, a man puts his stained jockey shorts in a fire, and a man blows mucus out of his nose.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 3 scatological terms, 7 sexual references, 24 anatomical terms, 29 mild obscenities, 8 religious exclamations, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, and many insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, jealousy, revenge, greed, regrets, dangerous sports.

MESSAGE - Seize the moment. Be careful what you wish for.

(Note: There is some talk of marijuana and there are many scenes of people getting drunk.)

Special Keywords: S5 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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