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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: PG

Whoopi Goldberg plays a struggling lounge singer who accidentally walks in on her mobster boyfriend during a murder. Offered police protection, Goldberg must hide out in a convent, and Goldberg ends up with the task of leading the convent's faltering choir.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - No nudity. One sex scene in which it is clear two characters have had sex, but nothing is shown. A few references to sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - One scene in which a man is shot, but no blood is shown. Some shooting and car chases. In one scene, Goldberg slugs two thugs in the groin.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - An extra-marital affair, a murder by mobsters, light-hearted fun poked at Catholicism.

MESSAGE - It's made clear that Goldberg may need the convent for more than protection. "God has brought you here," says the Mother Superior. As it turns out, however, the convent needs Goldberg as much as she needs them.

Special Keywords: S1 - V2 - P0 - MPAAPG

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