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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Story about the city editor (Michael Keaton) of a New York tabloid which badly needs a scoop. Marisa Tomei and Glenn Close co-star.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Marisa Tomei's nude pregnant abdomen is shown; she is prepped for a Caesarean, but no flesh is revealed. Glenn Close and a co-worker are shown in bed after an afternoon rendezvous, and there is some nudity (not full frontal, though).

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A bloody body is found sitting in a car. A man and a woman slug and scrape each other. A woman gets winged in the leg by an errant gun shot.

PROFANITY 5 - The F-word is used about ten times. Other profanities are also sprinkled about. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family vs. work priorities. The question of ethics arises when a man steals a hot item from the desk of the rival paper. The ethics of police jailing two innocent blacks when there are no other suspects also is questioned.

MESSAGE - The truth is the best copy.

Special Keywords: S4 - V4 - P5 - MPAAR

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