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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

An idealistic young attorney fights the case of his life against a corrupt insurance company.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Most of the violence is implied and never explicitly shown. A woman who's been beaten by her husband is shown with severe facial bruises and welts on her back. Two men fight and throw each other into glass objects; the attacking man wields a baseball bat. There is some blood and a few facial cuts. One man hits the other in the head with a bat (off screen), with splattered blood on the wall and window. A woman beats a man to death with a bat (off screen, but heard).

PROFANITY 2 - A few mild profanities and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Poverty, cancer, ethics, domestic violence, the legal system.

MESSAGE - Sometimes, against all odds, the good guys win.

Special Keywords: S0 - V5 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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