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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: R

In this comedy, a mob boss forces struggling musicians Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn to crack safes. Also with Mark Ruffalo, Josh Pais, Paul Giamatti, Michael Lerner, Harvey Fierstein, Christina Kirk and Michael Schmidt. [1:29]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo (including a reference to prostitution). A man and woman kiss in one scene. We briefly see two men in their underwear and a woman in a short robe.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Someone is punched in the face and another is elbowed in the stomach. Two people punch each other's arms several times, two people tackle a man and someone pushes two people's heads together and threatens them. To "psych-up," two people shove each other and one slaps the other's forehead. A person is thrown against a wall a few times during what looks like a wrestling match. It's implied that someone knocks out two others with a crowbar; we later see them bound face to face with tape. Several verbal death threats. Off-screen, someone apparently bursts into flames (the scene is filmed as comical rather than violent).

PROFANITY 9 - Nearly 40 F-words, a lot of anatomical references (including one clinical reference), scatological references and insults, and some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Mistaken identities, robbery, organized crime, bar mitzvahs, low self-esteem, relationship break-ups.

MESSAGE - Thieves can have a tender side.

Special Keywords: S2 - V3 - P9 - MPAAR

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