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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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MPAA Rating: PG-13

In this remake of Neil Simon's play, empty-nesters Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn take a trip to New York City that tests their marriage and their sanity. Also with John Cleese and Mark McKinney. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Lots of sexual innuendo: in one scene, people discuss sexual problems and make references to masturbation, promiscuity and bondage. A couple of passionate kisses. We briefly see a man with his pants down lying on top of a clothed woman and it's implied that they were having intercourse. We briefly see a few S&M toys -- whips, etc. -- hanging on a wall and a woman wearing a leather outfit (only her shoulders and face are visible). We see a woman in a cleavage-revealing nightgown and a man in his boxers.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Nearly all played for laughs: There are two mild instances of threatening with guns. And some reckless driving: a man and woman jump out of a car (they're not injured) and a car drives through an open air market, smashing some stands. A man and woman are knocked down when suitcases hit them and a woman accidentally shoves several others. A man nearly falls off the side of a building. A woman grabs and pulls another by the arm. We see and hear a man urinating.

PROFANITY 3 - A few anatomical references (one is clinical), some mild obscenities and a few insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Marriage, empty nest syndrome, deception, cross-dressing, hallucinogens.

MESSAGE - Surviving a few catastrophes with your spouse can strengthen your marriage.

Special Keywords: S5 - V3 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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