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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

Alfred Molina is a Cuban released from prison after 20 years who, enroute to be reunited with his family, meets a former prostitute (Marisa Tomei).

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A couple of glimpses at women's bare breasts. At least five scenes where we see a man's bare buttocks. In a shower scene, there are about five men shown from the back (we see buttocks and briefly, barely, glimpse genitals). One character wears clinging dresses and exposes a great deal of cleavage throughout the film. A woman dances suggestively grinding her hips against a man. Many passionate kisses and scenes of fondling and caressing. A man pulls down a woman's skirt exposing her panties. A man kisses a woman's bare legs, and the woman squeezes his crotch. A suggestion that a woman is masturbating.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man is shot in the hand and we see a puddle of blood. A man is kicked and a gun is pointed at his head. A man hits a wall with his fist and breaks his hand. Some yelling. A woman is scared by a guard dog, screams and runs. A boy is chased by a man in a car and later is threatened with a knife. A boy runs into glass and knocks himself out (he is shown with a soiled bandage on his head later).

PROFANITY 5 - Two F-words, several scatological references, and some milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Political prisoners, Cuban refugees, living in a foreign country.

MESSAGE - You must live and not wait for someone if they might not return. Sometimes your family are people you are unrelated to by blood or marriage.

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