There's Something About Mary

 
 

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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

Ben Stiller hires sleazy P.I. Matt Dillon to find his high school sweetheart Mary, played by Cameron Diaz.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man gets his private parts stuck in his pants' zipper. A nearly nude woman is seen in a poster, a woman wears cleavage revealing outfits and a woman is shown in her bra (from a distance). The sagging breasts of an older woman are seen twice (briefly, and they look quite fake) and the side of a woman's breast is seen once. It is implied (not seen) that a man is performing oral sex on a woman and a woman is performing oral sex on a man; and in one scene a man is misconstrued as being involved in oral sex with another man (his face is by a man's crotch). A man is seen in his underwear. A man masturbates (audibly) as we see his arm stroking. A woman mistakenly smears semen in her hair. A man caresses a woman's clothed breasts. Sexual innuendo (including references to masturbation, homosexuality, pregnancy, bisexuality and prison sex).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man is punched in the face and a man is shot. A man's head is beaten on a table and a man is punched in the throat. A man has a black eye after being hit by a baseball. A man's lip is snared by a fish hook. A man is thrown against a car, a man is shoved onto the floor, a man is picked up and thrown to the floor and a man falls from a stretcher. A man and dog have a fight complete with biting, wrestling and jumping; the dog flies through a window. A dog is drugged and presumably dies; he is brought back to life with a shock but his stomach catches fire in the process. A man is hit in the face with some bird poop.

PROFANITY 8 - About 40 F-words, about 30 scatological terms, 20 anatomical terms, and many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, honesty, stalking, mental retardation, tolerance of people who are different, cruelty to animals.

MESSAGE - It's never too late to find your sweetheart.

Special Keywords: S5 - V3 - P8 - MPAAR

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