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So I Married an Axe Murderer



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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-13

Mike Myers plays a young man who thinks that the beautiful and mysterious butcher (Nancy Travis) he's fallen for is a crazed killer.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Sex is implied but not shown. The only nudity is a fully-nude shot from the back of one male character. A female character is seen grabbing the bare buttocks of this character and another female fondles a clothed male character's behind a few times. One scene in which a character fondles meat (and other silly and sick sight gags with meat...yes, meat -- in a butcher shop).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A lot of groin kicking. One scene in which a man and a woman fight. The woman is swinging an axe throughout. No real blood or gore (except the implied violence in the butcher shop when meat is cleaved). A vivid description of how a prisoner gouged out the eyes of another prisoner and then relieved himself into the sockets.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, a few scatological terms and some cussing. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, jealousy, insanity, fear of commitment, making fun of a child's appearance.

MESSAGE - A vague admonishment against fear of commitment.

Special Keywords: S5 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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