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Rabbit Hole [2010] [PG-13] - 2.4.5



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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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A husband and his wife (Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman) struggle every day trying to come to terms with the death of their young son. Hence, they seek strength in support groups and try to distract themselves with work and other tasks, but seem unable to comfort each other. Also with Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller, Giancarlo Esposito, Sandra Oh, Jon Tenney and Patricia Kalember. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A husband and his wife sit on a couch, he massages her back and kisses her neck, she says, "You're trying to seduce me" and stands up abruptly. A husband and his wife hold hands.
 A married man goes to the house of another woman and it is implied that they are meeting to have sex; he leaves before anything happens.
 We see two men bare-chested while dressing in a locker room. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage in a few scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - We see a woman's face and understand that she is watching her child while being struck and killed by a car.
 A woman confronts another woman in a grocery store and slaps her in the face.
 A husband and his wife argue in many scenes, including one time at a restaurant, and they leave before eating. A husband and his wife sit on a couch, he massages her back and kisses her neck, she stands up abruptly and they argue about her not being ready and that nothing can be nice again. A husband and his wife argue about her putting their dead son's things away and thus stripping the memories away. A mother and her adult daughter argue bitterly, the daughter makes hurtful remarks and then apologizes. Two women argue and struggle over a gift one of them gave the other and in the process they knock over a bottle, spilling its contents. A man yells at a teenage boy and makes insulting remarks.
 We hear that a woman's 4-year-old son dies when he chases his dog into the street and is struck by a car. We hear that a woman's adult son died of a heroin overdose. A teen boy talks to the mother of a boy that he killed after hitting him with his car and says that he felt that he might have been going too fast that day. During a support group session, one woman snaps at another woman about why God would not make another angel if he needed one, instead of taking her child. A man talks about his life having been ripped apart when his daughter died of Leukemia. A woman hears that her sister is pregnant and it appears to upset her (her son had just been killed). A woman talks about the Kennedy family and the bad luck they have had. A woman tells a man that her husband left her.
 Two women sort through the belongings of the 4-year old son of one of them and we see her placing a bag in a charity donation box. A woman follows a school bus after recognizing a teen boy on it and continues to follow for several days watching him as he gets off the bus. A woman steps on a freshly planted flower and kills it.
 A woman sobs uncontrollably. A man and a woman, high from smoking marijuana, laugh during a grief support session and have to excuse themselves. A woman receives a phone call late at night and we see her go to a police station where another woman is released after having been arrested for participating in a bar fight.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 1 scatological term, 6 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (sadistic, stupid), 2 religious profanities, 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman smokes marijuana in her car in a parking lot, and a man and a woman smoke marijuana in a car in a parking lot. A man drinks a beer, a man and a woman drink wine, and people drink wine at a cookout.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The death of a child, grief, support groups, finding comfort in believe in God, rage, marijuana use, heroin addiction, Leukemia, fault, guilt, alternate universes.

MESSAGE - The pain of loss after the death of a child never goes away, it just changes.

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