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Something's Gotta Give [2003]



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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Jack Nicholson stars as a successful business man whose sexual relationships with younger women allow him to avoid becoming emotionally entangled. But when he's forced to spend several days with the middle aged mother of his latest young girlfriend, a playwright living in the Hamptons, he ends up falling in love with her. Competing for her affections is a younger man (Keanu Reeves). Also with Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau. Directed by Nancy Meyers. [2:13]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - We see a fully nude woman briefly (bare breasts and a very quick glimpse of the pubic region). A man and a woman kiss, they lie back in bed kissing, and the man cuts the woman's sweater off (we see her in her bra) while he asks about birth control; the woman moans and writhes as the man apparently performs oral sex on her, then they kiss and they are shown lying in bed together covered up to the shoulders by sheets. An older man and a younger woman kiss. An older woman and a younger man kiss several times, and he chases her through a house. A man and a woman kiss several times, in different scenes. A man kisses a woman's neck and cheek. A man and a woman look at each other with loving glances. A man tries to kiss a woman but misses her mouth. A young woman takes off her top (she wears an opaque camisole), she then removes her pants (we see her panties) while an older man watches. A younger man kisses an older woman on the cheek, and a woman kisses a man on the cheek. We see a man in his underwear and a shirt. Several men wear prosthetic buttocks in a play. A man licks an ice cream cone suggestively. Two women dance suggestively to "Let's Get It On" while a man and a younger woman in the next room make sexually suggestive noises. A women says she was "fooling around" with an older man, a woman says to another woman "He's hot for you," a man asks a woman "we haven't had sex yet?", a younger man says to an older woman "you are sexy," and a man looks at his crotch and says "Now look who's got something that works." A man refers to his genitals as "Mr. Midnight." We see a man's bare buttocks when his hospital gown opens in the back. A man is bare-chested in a hospital. Two men hug and one kisses the other on the cheek (does not appear sexual). Many women are shown wearing outfits (low-cut, clinging and otherwise revealing) that expose bare abdomens, cleavage, bare backs and shoulders, and bare thighs -- we see many walking and posing in such a way as to accentuate their figures.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A woman holds a knife on a man and she and another woman threaten him. A man has a heart attack and collapses on the floor, and a woman performs mouth-to-mouth and CPR on him. A man passes out and falls on the ground. A man collapses in a few scenes and is rushed into a hospital emergency room. A woman sobs uncontrollably through several scenes. A woman burps loudly.

PROFANITY 5 - 2 F-words, 2 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 19 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Loneliness, divorce, love, friendship, menopause, aging, honesty, affairs between older men and younger women, affairs between older women and younger men, monogamy, intimacy, marriage.

MESSAGE - Time passes so fast. Life is not as fulfilling when we do not share it with someone we love. Love hurts.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol, and smoking cigars and cigarettes.)

Special Keywords: S6 - V2 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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