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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

In this comedy/drama directed by Rob Reiner, Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer star as a couple who agree to a trial separation after 15 years of an up-and-down marriage. Also with Rob Reiner, Rita Wilson, Paul Reiser, Julie Hagerty, Tim Matheson, Red Buttons, Betty White, Jayne Meadows, Tom Poston, Jordan Lund, Colleen Rennison and Jake Sandvig. [1:32]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Lots of sexual innuendo, including jokes about and references to masturbation, cyber sex, sodomy and oral sex. We see a married couple kissing passionately in the kitchen; he takes off her shirt, we see her in her bra, and then we see the man's bare backside as he walks away. In two quick flashback scenes, we see a couple making love in bed and taking a bubble bath together, but in both scenes we see only their bare shoulders.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Many scenes of a couple yelling at each other. We see a woman giving birth, and the newborn baby is covered in blood and fluids. A man hits a woman with a ping-pong ball.

PROFANITY 7 - About 20 F-words, many anatomical references, some scatological references and many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, marriage, divorce, sex, infidelity, parenting, loyalty, family life.

MESSAGE - Marriage is difficult, but if the good times outweigh the bad, then by all means stick together (especially if kids are involved).

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P7 - MPAAR

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