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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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MPAA Rating: PG

In this romantic comedy widower David Duchovny falls in love with a waitress (Minnie Driver) who, unbeknownst to both, received his wife's heart during a transplant operation the year before. Also with Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia, Bonnie Hunt, David Alan Grier, Joely Richardson, Eddie Jones, James Belushi, Marianne Muellerleile and William Bronder. [1:53]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Some sexual innuendo and many kisses. We see a woman sitting in a bathtub with her knees pulled up to her chest (her bare arms, shoulders and shins are visible), a shirtless man, a man wearing boxers and a T-shirt (he briefly does a comical "bump-and-grind" movement) and several women in cleavage-revealing tops (in one scene, we see a lot of cleavage when a woman partially opens her robe while looking in a mirror at a scar on her chest).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - We briefly see a woman lying on a stretcher being rushed into a hospital (we see blood on her face and on the stretcher); we later learn she dies. We see a very sickly woman (bluish face and lips) lying in a hospital bed. A woman slaps a man. During a few scenes we see a man with lots of blood on his shirt (he's not injured but was helping someone who was). We briefly see what is presumably a heart wrapped in some slightly bloody cloth.

PROFANITY 3 - A few anatomical references, some scatological references, many mild obscenities (in a couple of scenes a child repeats the word after an adult says it) and some insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a loved one, heart transplants, falling in love, widowers, inhumane zoo habitats.

MESSAGE - Don't let fear stand in the way of loving someone. You can find true love twice in a lifetime.

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