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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: R

Julia Roberts stars as a woman who discovers hubby Dennis Quaid is fooling around and unfortunately doesn't have time for a nervous breakdown.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - We see a bare chested man twice, some hugs and kisses. A woman and a man fall onto a bed kissing and unbuttoning shirts (we briefly see part of her bra). There are a few obscene sexual references, graphic sexual comments and innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Yelling scenes between people (in one a man and woman shove each other a bit); a woman kicks a man in the crotch causing him to fall and moan and have trouble walking and a woman poisons a man causing him to become ill and vomit.

PROFANITY 5 - 3 F-words, approximately 20 scatological references, and many milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, child-rearing, domineering fathers, supportive sisters, divorce.

MESSAGE - Sometimes marriages deserve a second chance; you must work on keeping the fun in your marriage.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P5 - MPAAR

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