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2 Days in the Valley



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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Lives intertwine in this tale of sex, murder and law enforcement.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Scantily clad women, kissing, sexual innuendo. During a massage the woman's hands travel up the man's towel and he's visibly excited. A man tries to have sex with his ex-wife and he kisses her, tries to fondle her through her clothes, lies on top of her and he appears naked from the waist down. A man and woman have sex: oral sex (him on her) is implied and she's topless. There is nudity in close-up as he fondles and kisses her breasts and nipples. A naked woman is seen in a photo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - People are threatened with guns in many scenes. A man almost kills himself with a gun. A picture of a woman shows her covered in blood. A man is shot in the leg, people are slapped and hit in the face, a fight between two women has hitting and kicking and blood on their faces. A woman is shot in the abdomen and has a great deal of blood on her torso and hands. A cop is shot in the head with some blood and one is shot in the torso with some blood, a person is shot a couple of times with no blood. Blood is splattered throughout a room. A man is almost hit by cars when he collapses in traffic. An explosion.

PROFANITY 8 - 30+ F-words, some scatological references, mild obscenities and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Hitmen, law enforcement, hostages, California living, suicidal thoughts.

MESSAGE - We're all connected somehow, for better or worse.

Special Keywords: S7 - V7 - P8 - MPAAR

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