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Scream 2



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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
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MPAA Rating: R

A murderer stalks a college town in this sequel.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Kissing, sexual innuendo. A man has his hand on a woman's clothed breast.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Some scenes where people are repeatedly stabbed in the back, chest and abdomen (once in the cheek) with blood on their bodies, faces and hands. Some of the stabbings are accompanied by squishy sounds and result in puddles of blood and blood spewing from their mouths. People in various scenes have blood on their hands and clothes and scraped knuckles. Someone is nearly stabbed in the face through a door. A woman is thrown through a glass door and off a balcony with a thud resulting in her twisted body lying in a puddle of blood. A few scenes with blood smeared on walls, doors, glass, etc. Blood drips out of a door. A man has deep, bloody gashes on his arm. A corpse has a very bloody torso and bloody streaks on its face. A man's throat is slashed with lots of blood. A man is decapitated as his body twitches, with lots of blood. A man has bloody cuts all over his body. A man is shot in the chest many times with his body jerking and blood pouring out. A couple of women are shot with some blood. A close-up of a bloody face and eye. A stage set nearly crushes a woman. Some people have bloody scrapes and bruises primarily on their faces. Lots of chases, some falls and stumbles. Lots of "jump" scenes, lots of shots of a very bloody knife, threatening with guns and with knives (once held to a woman's throat). A few scuffles, reckless driving, a few fights with face punches, kicks, etc. Bloody bandages and pans are seen in a hospital.

PROFANITY 8 - About 35 F-words, many scatological references and anatomical references, some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Movie sequels, college, murder, the media.

MESSAGE - Movie sequels don't always suck. You can't blame the media for your psychotic tendencies.

Special Keywords: S2 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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