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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are two sisters who stir up a witch's brew in the romantic comedy. Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing co-star.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A couple kiss and begin to undress but go no further. There are scenes with suggestive dancing, scantily clad women, kissing, and sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man sticks his hand into a screaming man's chest and comes out with a bloody badge. A long needle is stuck into a bird and it's bloody when withdrawn. A scene of an exorcism with writhing, etc. In two scenes two palms are slashed with a knife and we see some blood. A man is hit by a truck (we hear it but don't see it). An attempted hanging (it's not concluded) and a person is nearly strangled. A gun is held to a person's head and a man is hit on the head with a frying pan. A woman has a black eye and scratches on her face. Kids throw rocks at other kids. There are a couple of struggles.

PROFANITY 4 - An anatomical reference, some mild obscenities, and a few scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sisters, witchcraft, mysticism, exorcisms, Mr. Right.

MESSAGE - Magic exists.

Special Keywords: S2 - V4 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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