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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

David Schwimmer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Teri Hatcher, Joey Slotnick, Philip Rayburn Smith, Heidi Stillman, David Catlin, Thom Cox, Laura Eason and Joy Gregory attend their 10-year high school reunion to see old friends and find new loves.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Lots of sexual innuendo. Some passionate kissing (in one scene, we see many couples kissing in an auditorium). While a man and woman kiss passionately in a car, the man unzips the woman's dress and in the next scene we see her wearing only a bra and panties. A woman pours sugar on a man's bare stomach and chest and licks it off. A man ties a woman's wrists to a Jeep's crossbar and they have intercourse with movement (we see her bare back). We also see them having intercourse with sound and movement against a car: the man's hands are covering the woman's bare breasts; we see their bare shoulders and arms, and in the next scene we see their bare legs sticking out of the car. Several women wear cleavage-revealing dresses.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A woman threatens to kill another. Two people spit on a man who's bound to a chair and gagged. Two scenes take place in the men's bathroom; we see and hear men urinating and zipping up their pants. We see a woman sitting on a toilet. A scuffle.

PROFANITY 8 - About 25 F-words, many anatomical references, many scatological references and many mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - High school reunions, homosexuality, failure, feeling insecure, lying, competition, psychotic behavior.

MESSAGE - Most of us don't change much at all from our high school days.

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P8 - MPAAR

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