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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 [2008] [PG-13] - 5.2.3



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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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Four friends (America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn) continue on their journey to adulthood and keep in touch throughout the summer by letter and the sharing of a pair of well-worn jeans. They experience love, heartache, scares and awakenings. Also with Blythe Danner, Lucy Hale and Kyle MacLachlan. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. [1:57]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A teenage girl and a teenage boy have sex for the first time: we see them kissing and he's lying on top of her in a petting scene that then leads to them deciding to have sex; he takes off his shirt and we see her in the bed with a sheet covering her chest.
 A teenage girl spends all night out on a boat with a man and afterward someone alludes to her having sex with him. A condom breaks while a couple has sex.
 People are shown dancing and the camera zooms in on their buttocks. A man takes off his clothes for nude modeling (we see his upper body and his legs and thighs). Several teenage girls wear low-cut costumes for a play (there's a lot of cleavage). A teenage girl takes off her shirt and has on a sports bra underneath. A teenage girl wears a low-cut dress. A teenage girl wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage, and teenage girls wear short dresses.
 A couple gets married because of an unplanned pregnancy. A married woman finds out she's pregnant. A teenage girl worries she may be pregnant.
 There are 9 kissing scenes between teenage boys and girls, a man and a woman hug and a teenage girl and a teenage boy hug.
 A girl asks how to say, "Lost pants" in Greek and a woman replies, "Greek girls do not lose their pants." A teenage girl mentions that a male model is not a porn star.
 A girl takes a figure drawing class, in which there is supposed to be a nude model, and she appears very nervous before the class begins; a man remarks that she must be a virgin.
 A woman goes into labor (nothing of the delivery is shown).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A teenage girl talks about her mother's suicide. There are two funeral scenes, in which people lose family members.
 People on an archeological dig uncover human bones.
 A teenage girl falls through a hole (she is unhurt, but wears Band-Aids on her elbows afterward). A teenage girl falls through a fake wall, but she is unhurt. A teenage girl falls off a donkey but is OK.
 A man acts like a mugger for a film. People talk about poisoning in a play.
 Several girls ride donkeys and one donkey relieves itself (we don't see the donkey defecating. People talk about a donkey reliving himself.

PROFANITY 3 - 2 anatomical terms, 2 sexual references, 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Teens in their first year of college drink wine, and people drink alcohol at a restaurant.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Marriage, divorce, suicide, death, pregnancy, virginity, sex, sibling rivalry, growing up, friendship, illegitimate pregnancy, lying, family relationships, war, heartbreak, romance, abandonment, mental illness, depression, trust.

MESSAGE - Friendships change and deepen as people grow up.

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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