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Save the Date [2012] [R] - 8.4.7



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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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Two sisters on very different paths look to one another for support: one (Lizzy Caplan) is in a rebound relationship after turning down a long-term boyfriend's very public proposal and the other (Alison Brie) is preparing for her meticulously planned wedding. Also with Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Geoffrey Arend and Timothy Busfield. Directed by Michael Mohan. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A man tells a woman that he is resisting having sex with her, the woman leans against the man, kisses him passionately and tells him to have sex with her; she playfully shouts at the man to take his clothing off and we see him strip down to boxer-style underwear, he is visibly excited as the woman pulls off her top (we see her in a bra) and makes a crude joke about the man's genitals, they kiss passionately and have sex with the woman sitting on a dresser and the man standing up in front of her (we hear them moaning sexually and we see the man's bare back; afterward the woman makes a remark about the size of the man's genitals).
 A woman and a man dance while wearing underwear (the man in boxer brief style underwear and the woman in briefs and a bra) and they kiss passionately; we then see them in a bed, having sex with the man on top of the woman and we hear loud panting and moaning until it is implied that the man climaxes, and he makes a series of sexual comments and offers compliments to the woman (no nudity is visible).
 We see a rapid series of shots where a man is having sex with a woman (we see his bare back and chest as he thrusts above her and the woman is shown wearing a bra) and he imagines himself having sex with a different woman; we then see a series of shots where the woman the man is envisioning is actually having sex with a different man (his bare back and chest are visible and the woman is wearing a bra), and the first man becomes upset when he realizes the woman he is having sex with is not the woman he is imagining and pulls away.
 We see a man and a woman in bed: they kiss and the man tries to turn down the woman for sex, saying her sister would be arriving soon and the woman disregards his remark and kisses him, and then kisses his chest and moves her head down to his groin; we see the woman's sister jumping up and down outside the woman's window, asking her, "Are you humping?" and we see the man and the woman pull away from each other.
 We see a man and a woman in bed (they appear to be fully nude and their bare shoulders and back are visible) and they begin to kiss passionately. We see a man and a woman in bed together; the woman begins to kiss down the man's chest, and it is implied she begins to perform oral sex on the man (no nudity is visible and we do not see the action).
 Men and women are seen looking at black and white comic drawings of the following scenes as they are displayed in an art gallery: A man and woman having sex with the woman's bare breasts visible as the man is above her; and a man and a woman dancing wearing briefs and the woman is wearing a bra and brief style underwear.
 We see a man and a woman kissing until the woman pulls away momentarily and they begin to kiss again. A man and a woman kiss passionately. A man and a woman kiss and the man winces slightly because he has a cut on his lip. A man tells a woman that he would like to kiss her, but is resisting; the woman leans in and kisses the man. We see a man walking around with a towel around his waist (his bare chest and back are visible); he leans in to kiss a woman and she pulls away. A man wearing boxer style underwear (his bare back and chest are visible), wraps his arms around a woman, he begins to smell her hair and tries to kiss her cheek when the woman pushes the man away. A man and woman hug. A woman leans over a man as he sits on a sofa and we see the man staring at the woman's backside (she is fully clothed).
 We see a man and a woman together in the shower (we see their bare upper shoulders and back), but it does not appear to be sexual. We see a portion of a woman's bare backside as she bends over and her pant waistband lowers; a man looks at her and makes a comment about seeing a portion of her backside. A woman jokingly shakes her chest (fully clothed) at a man and winks. We see a man sitting on a sofa wearing boxer-brief style underwear; his bare back and chest are visible. We see a woman wearing a tank top, low-cut on the sides, and the sides of her bra are visible. We see a man's bare chest and back as he pulls on a shirt. On multiple occasions we see a man wearing a bathrobe as he performs with a band on stage (a small amount of his bare chest is seen). We see a mannequin in a storefront wearing a lacy bra and a short skirt with garters. In a doctor's office, we see a plastic, life-size cut-away model of a woman's internal organs and reproductive organs.
 A woman tells her sister that she and her boyfriend had sex in every room of their new apartment. Two men discuss how they think that two sisters (they are each dating one of them) are sexually different in bed, and the two men then joke that they cannot "switch" the women to find out. A woman jokes to her sister that she is "saving herself for marriage" and will die a "virg..."
 A man squirts sexual lubricant on another man's hand to remove a ring that is stuck on his finger; the two men make crude jokes about using sexual lubricant.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man grabs another man's shoulder, spins him around and punches him in the face causing the man to stumble; the attacking man immediately apologizes, saying that he does not typically punch people in the face (we see the man's bloody nose and a small cut on his lip and blood is on his chin and the two men clean the blood together); we later hear a woman remark to another woman about the cut on the man's lip, asking, "What happened to his face?"
 A woman punches a man on the shoulder, he winches in pain and she apologizes, saying she did not know that she had hit him that hard. A man accidentally bumps into a woman, spilling a small amount of beer on her (she is unharmed).
 A woman is embarrassed when a man puts her on the spot and asks her a question in front of a large crowd; she quickly rushes away, pushing a man aside as she walks away.
 We see a woman in an abortion clinic trying to decide if she will have an abortion when her sister shouts at a nurse that they are "too busy crying" to get an abortion; we later learn that the woman is not having an abortion.
 A woman shouts at her sister. A woman yells at her sister and we later see them hugging. A man sternly turns down a woman and is almost shouting at her to leave him alone. A man harshly reprimands his girlfriend, telling her that she should not treat her family so poorly. A man poses a hypothetical question to another man, stating that the next time he will be alone is when he dies, or when his future wife dies. A woman jokes with a man that fish have to worry about being eaten by sharks.
 A woman is disgusted by her sister eating off a dirty plate. A woman warns her boyfriend that she frequently leaves out milk and allows it to spoil on the countertop, causing the entire house to smell like curdled milk. A woman warns her boyfriend that she will pass gas frequently, and the man jokes that he is currently passing gas.
 A woman throws up on the side of a road (we hear the gagging and see vomit coming from her mouth). A woman rushes away from a table and is seen standing over a toilet, holding her hair as we hear the toilet flushing (it is implied that she had been vomiting). A man makes fake vomiting and gagging noises and pantomimes wiping off a woman's shirt, saying he had "emotional vomit" on her. We see a woman on a toilet holding a pregnancy test and it is implied that she had urinated moments earlier (no urination is heard or seen and no nudity is visible). A man and a woman brush their teeth together; we hear the sound of spitting and see them lower their heads to spit into the sink (spittle is not seen). We hear a man brushing his teeth and spitting (we only see his back, no spittle is seen).

PROFANITY 7 - About 26 F-words and its derivatives, 9 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 18 anatomical terms (15 mild), 4 mild obscenities (a woman pantomimes shouting obscenities at a man), name-calling (moron, droopy and sad, psycho, insane, totally stupid, crazy), 9 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - We see a man and a woman smoking a marijuana cigarette, and a man smokes marijuana from a pipe. Throughout the movie we see men and women drinking alcohol at bars and in their homes, a man and a woman drink to the point of drunkenness on two different occasions (they stumble, slur their words and admit to being drunk), and a woman apologizes drunkenly to her sister for having too many alcoholic drinks.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Jealousy, rebound relationships, embarrassment, abortion, settling down.

MESSAGE - The relationship between sisters can sometimes be very challenging.

Special Keywords: S8 - V4 - P7 - MPAAR

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