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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

Based on the Stephen King novel, this film has an attorney worried about excessive weight loss when a gypsy puts a curse on him.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Sexual innuendo, bare male buttocks (nude man weighing himself), a woman raises her skirt and we see revealing thong underwear. A woman touches her husband and then performs oral sex on him (no nudity but we see her hand and head moving suggestively as well as his reactions).

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Disfigured people: a man with a disgusting sore on his face, a man with bloody sores all over his face, a man looks like a snake complete with scales. A woman is run over by a car and leaves blood on the windshield. A man squeezes his own hand and blood drips down his arm. Several beatings -- a woman's head is bloody after it's bashed against a ladder, bloody scratch marks on a man's face. Gory scenes: A bloody corpse with a chicken head sticking out of its mouth, a ball bearing is shot through a hand (a lot of blood), a man twists a knife through a man's hand, blood is squeezed out of a hand and into a pie, a bloody corpse is found. Reckless driving, explosions. Threatening with guns, attempted shots with a slingshot containing ball bearings, a shoot-out uses machine guns and results in explosions. One man is shot to death after he's been bashed on the head.

PROFANITY 6 - About 10 F-words, an obscene gesture, a couple of scatological references, some mild obscenities, a few anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Gypsies and curses, attorneys, the Mafia, revenge and justice.

MESSAGE - Justice will prevail; you must take responsibility for your actions.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P6 - MPAAR

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