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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

Toby Maguire and Reese Witherspoon play a pair of 1990's siblings launched into the world of a 1950's black and white television show. Also with Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, William H. Macy, Don Knotts and J.T. Walsh.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Lots of heavy petting, sexual innuendo and a couple of make-out scenes that set cars a-rockin' (sex is suggested). A boy loses his virginity. A girl masturbates in the bathtub -- we don't see the act; the shot is from the shoulders up -- but we do see the ecstasy in her facial expressions and hear it in her voice (she exclaims "Oh my goodness!"). A few shots of a young woman wearing only a bra. We also see some nude paintings: one painting shows male frontal nudity and another shows a woman's breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - One punch and a bloody lip. A park bench gets thrown at a window. A mob burns a bunch of books.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, several mild obscenities and a few scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sexual initiation, the ‘50s vs. the present, inhibiting emotions, avoiding pleasure.

MESSAGE - Being honest with yourself (for better or worse) adds a great deal of color to your life.

Special Keywords: S5 - V1 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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