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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

On December 31, 1981, several men and women ponder the past year's mistakes and scramble to find that special someone for the brand new year. Co-starring Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, David Chappelle, Angela Featherstone, Janeane Garofalo, Gaby Hoffmann, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Jay Mohr, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci and Paul Rudd. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Lots of sexual innuendo and lots of kissing, often passionately. We hear two people having sex, then see part of a man's bare bottom as he rolls off a woman in a slip; the woman then gets out of bed and puts on her panties (we don't see any nudity). A scantily clad woman has a handcuff on her ankle and a shirtless man is next to her in bed (it's implied that they've had, and are again about to have sexual intercourse). A man unzips a woman's dress and pulls it down while they're kissing; we see the woman's bra and see the man feeling her breast. We hear what sounds like two people having intercourse, but we then see a man lying on a woman's back, giving her a head massage. Several times, we see shirtless men and scantily clad women in bed together (it's implied they've had sexual intercourse). Many women wear cleavage-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A scuffle. People shove each other while they're dancing in a crowded bar. A woman slaps another's forehead and a woman knocks a man down. A woman pushes several others away from a cab so she can get in. A woman falls down and gets dog feces on her coat (we see a stain on her coat during the rest of the movie).

PROFANITY 9 - Nearly 40 F-words, several anatomical references, lots of scatological references and several mild obscenities and insults. One obscene finger gesture. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, breaking up, sexual encounters, friendship, falling in love, New Year's Eve celebrations.

MESSAGE - Everyone wants to be wanted, and everyone wants to have a good time.

Special Keywords: S5 - V2 - P9 - MPAAR

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