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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
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MPAA Rating: R

A Robert Altman film following numerous Los Angeles couples as they inadvertently drift in and out of each other's lives.

SEX/NUDITY 8 - There are several scenes depicting couples in bed before, during and after having sex. During one sex scene, the woman uses her foot to play with a man's crotch. The sex scenes involve huffing and puffing but no nudity. However, there are numerous scenes of total female frontal nudity: a woman is shown completely naked before jumping into a pool (while a peeping tom watches); another woman stands in front of the camera for a couple of minutes, while naked from the waist down; and a totally naked woman is shown dead, and floating in a river. Also, a man exposes his private parts while urinating. There are several scenes of a woman having phone sex; she gets extremely explicit. There are many references to oral sex, and other sexual practices.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A young boy gets hit by a car: we hear a thump and see him fall to the ground; he is then shown in the hospital on life support. There are many shots of a dead woman floating in a river. A woman cuts her hand by breaking a drinking glass; there's some blood. A man hits a girl on the head repeatedly with a rock, and we see the bloody result. A woman commits suicide by locking herself in a garage while leaving the car running.

PROFANITY 7 - Numerous F-words, scatological references, anatomical terms and sexually explicit language. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Smoking, infidelity, alcoholism, drug use, jealousy, obsession, dysfunctional families, suicide.

MESSAGE - Most people are just plain dysfunctional.

Special Keywords: S8 - V5 - P7 - MPAAR

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