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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: R

Eric Stoltz and Christopher Walken star as two very un-cuddly angels as humans get trapped in the middle of a war in heaven.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A poster of three naked women with their derrieres toward us (they're bent over) is clearly seen in the background. Also, we briefly see the cover of a Playboy-type magazine: a woman is partly covering her nude breasts. A non-sexual kiss.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man sees visions of angels screaming with bloody wings and torsos and we see images of impaled, writhing angels. A fight between two men leaves splattered blood around a room and one man has a shard of glass through his neck from a fall through a window. We later see his twisted, bloody, mutilated body a few times. A man is shown with empty sockets for eyes, mottled flesh and gaping wounds. A man is flung around a bit, erupts in flames and we see his charred, grotesque face talking. A man yank's out the bloody heart of another man. A man is shot a few times and walks around with bloody wounds on his torso and a man finds a trunk of withered, human faces. A woman is brought back from death and she gags and shudders. A man and woman are flung from a car during an accident.

PROFANITY 5 - Seven F-words, a couple of scatological references, and a handful of mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Heaven and Hell, God and Satan, the afterlife, angels, spirituality.

MESSAGE - Humans have souls and God loves humans. Sometimes we must fight to retain our faith.

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