Raising Cain

 
 

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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

John Lithgow is a mild-mannered child psychologist who just happened to be the subject of numerous demented scientific experiments as a child, all of which were performed by his father. His wife's adultery renders him seriously loopy.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - One outdoor sex scene, complete with moans and groans. But no nudity is ever visible.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Lithgow's deranged personality kills a mother (by suffocation) and a babysitter (not seen) and attempts to harm a couple of others. Lithgow's wife slashes his wrists; little blood is shown.

PROFANITY 5 - A few F-words are sprinkled here and there as well as milder profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Kidnapping, murder, infidelity and mental illness.

MESSAGE - Children who have traumatic experiences grow up very troubled and are susceptible to mental illness. When doing terrible things, sometimes they know not what they do and cannot be held accountable.

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