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This is 40 [2012] [R] - 8.3.10



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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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A husband and wife (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) struggle with growing older, facing financial problems and business troubles, raising their two daughters and dealing with their parents. Also with Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, Charlyne Yi and Graham Parker. Directed by Judd Apatow. [2:14]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - We see a CCTV video of a man and a woman having sex in a store: the woman is shown leaning over a counter as the man thrusts from behind her, she then lies back on the counter and the man continues to thrust (another man and a woman watch the video remarking about what is happening). We hear a husband and his wife moaning sexually in a shower stall until they stop and argue about a Viagra pill the man took to enhance his performance (we see the man's bare buttocks through the frosted shower door and his bare chest when he has a towel wrapped around his waist).
 A wife asks her husband if he would like her to perform oral sex on him, she pulls down his pants and we see her head bobbing up and down at his crotch while he makes faces (they are interrupted by their children knocking on the locked door). A husband and his wife are shown kissing in bed, then in a swimming pool and in bed again (sex is implied); the man is shown lying on top of the woman at one point (they are both clothed) and at another point he is shown wearing jockey style underwear (his bare chest, abdomen, back and legs are shown) and she is seen wearing a short negligee that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders). A husband and his wife kiss.
 A wife with her sweater open and with her bare breasts visible stands in front of her husband who is lying in bed; he does not react and she becomes angry and leaves the room. A woman changes her clothes in a dress shop and we see her wearing a bra and panties; another woman remarks about her figure and asks if her breasts are real and the first woman asks if she would like to touch them which she does and comments on them. A woman is shown wearing a bikini and two men are shown staring at her; the wife of one of the men calls them "pedophiles." A woman wears a lace-trimmed top that reveals her bare upper chest and cleavage. Two women are shown wearing tight fitting work out wear that reveals cleavage. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage, and her bare legs are seen under her short skirt. A man is shown sitting on the toilet in a few scenes and we see his pants around his ankles exposing his bare legs to the thigh. We see a man bare-chested. A woman wears a deeply cut dress that reveals cleavage. Two women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage. A teen girl wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage. We see a line drawing of a nude man and a woman with crudely drawn genitals.
 A woman's bare breast is shown being pressed into a mammography machine and she complains of the pain. A man is shown having a rectal exam and the doctor stands behind him as the man asks him not to breathe on his neck. A man is shown having a medical exam where the doctor appears to be holding the man's genitals (we see the man wearing a hospital gown and no nudity is shown) and tells him to cough. A woman is shown lying on an exam table with her bare knees exposed as a male doctor performs a vaginal exam.
 A man is shown lying down on his back with his legs in the air (presumably nude from the waist down) and with a mirror blocking his genitals while he takes pictures of his anus; his wife inquires what he is doing and he says he thinks he has a "fissure or a worm" and asks her to look until she says "it's a hemorrhoid." A man tells his wife, "I saw you deliver two babies" when she discusses wanting to keep some level of mystery about their bodies. A woman talks to a younger woman in complimentary terms about her breasts and then says, "My kids sucked the meat out of mine (her breasts)."
 A woman jokingly tries to kiss another woman (she pulls away). A man gawks at a woman wearing a short skirt while standing on a ladder and tells his wife that he thinks she is not wearing any underwear.
 While intoxicated, a man holds fruit in the shape of genitals in front of his crotch (he is wearing jockey style underwear) while another man (a hotel employee) watches. A man is shown with something sticking out of his jockey style underwear (his bare chest and abdomen are visible) and he says, "Where's my starfish."
 A younger man asks a woman to accompany him back to his hotel and she asks him, "You would do sex with me?" and he replies "Yes"; she then informs him that she is married with children and pregnant. Several men flirt with two women in a nightclub. A woman says to a man, "Sexually we are incompatible." Men and women dance together at a club. A woman talks about kissing a man with missing teeth and that it is like "French kissing a baby." A woman talks about being an "escort" and that it is not really prostitution because she is not required to have sex with clients although she always does (as she talks about it, she increases the times she sleeps with men for money every year). A man and a woman talk about another man being sexually appealing and whether the woman would have sex with the man. A woman says tells a man that she kind of had sex with him, using crude terms. A husband and his wife argue about whether the man still finds the woman sexually appealing enough to make him aroused and why he took a pill to enhance his erection. A woman and a man talk about her sex life with her husband using crude terms and the man makes reference to finding her sexually attractive; another woman makes a remark about having no sensation in her genitals after surgery. A woman tells another woman that she should tell her husband that she is pregnant while performing oral sex on him. A man calls another man's mustache a "gay man's mustache." A man tells a woman "I know you are not having any sex" because of the expression on her face. A young girl tells a pre-teen girl "your body got weird." A young boy says, "I came from a test tube." A man makes reference to a time when people would "do some blow, have sex and get an abortion." A teen girl tells her parents that a friend of hers "looks at porn."

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man riding his bike crashes into a car door as it is opened in front of him, his head (with a helmet) hits the door glass and shatters it and he falls to the ground (we see blood on his face); he yells at the man who opened the door and the man punches him in the face and the stomach before driving away.
 We see a man stab another man in the chest on a TV show and we hear a crunch but no blood is shown. We see a man thrown by an explosion on a TV show. We see a dead man in a TV program and he has blood on his nose and mouth and a teen girl watching says," they are all dead."
 A woman confronts a teenage boy, yells at him and threatens him for posting insulting things about her daughter on a social network. A woman confronts a man about his wife yelling at her son, the man calls the son names and threatens to hit him with his car and the man pokes the woman in the chest and she yells that he touched her breast as they continue fighting (verbally). A woman speaks in strange voices and acts threatening when another woman accuses her of using drugs and stealing from her store. During a meeting with a school principal a woman accuses another woman and a man of being abusive to her and her son; she then launches into a tirade about how she would like to kick the man and the woman, that she is happy that the principal's husband died and that everyone hates her, and later we see the woman threatening to "put a foot through your skull," "chew right through you" and "kill you and drink your blood," among other threats.
 A young girl cries because from the pain of an ear infection. A doctor talks to a female patient about fibroids blocking her uterus, that they have dissipated and she is now pregnant at the age of 40.
 A man tells his adult son, "Your mother wanted you aborted." A teen girl yells at her parents and cries before storming out of the room. A teen girl and a pre-teen girl argue in many scenes; in one scene they end up pulling each other's hair. A husband and his wife argue in several scenes about sex, money and raising their children. Two men argue in a few scenes. A husband and his wife argue about his using the toilet so frequently. A teen girl yells at her parents when they tell her that she must reduce her use of technology and in another scene yells that she has nothing to wear. A teen girl says, "I'm gonna kill you" to her younger sister. A woman says, "I will kill him" about a teen boy who is insulting to her daughter. A woman yells at her doctor and the doctor's staff about lying about her age. A man talks about wanting to "put a bullet in his head" rather than have another child. A man says, "Snitches wind up in ditches." A man tells a woman, "You hate Jews." A husband and his wife talk about how they would kill each other; one says she would use poison and the other says he'd use a wood chipper. A woman says, "The last of his fans just died" as an ambulance passes by. Two men talk about the hypothetical death of a spouse and how attractive widowers are to the opposite sex. A divorced man talks to his adult daughter about his current family. A woman makes a remark about having no sensation in her genitals after a surgery and that she could put things in her vagina and not feel them. A husband yells at his wife and says that he put an Altoid in his rectum and that's why the bathroom doesn't smell. A teen and a pre-teen girl talk about violence on TV ("Lost," "Shark Week," etc.) and whether the young one should watch a particular program. A young girl says, "I hope I never get my period."
 A man removes his partial denture and a woman asks to try it on; we see her put it in her mouth. A young girl licks her fingers and touches her sister's arm with them; the sister yells and storms out of the room.
 A man flatulates twice in bed with his wife and she complains of the smell and the act. A woman describes what it looks like when she urinates ("it's like a showerhead"). A girl says of her father, "He went to poop." A reference is made to urinating in a pool.

PROFANITY 10 - About 99 F-words and its derivatives, 2 obscene hand gestures, 22 sexual references, 1 sexual hand gesture, 27 scatological terms (4 mild), 49 anatomical terms, 15 mild obscenities, name-calling (fancy pants, nuts, nutballs, stupid, crazy, insane, disrespectful, illogical, evil, gout foot, selfish, Princess Labia, mooch, pothead, ball buster), exclamations (shut up), 8 religious profanities, 30 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A husband and his wife eat a marijuana laced cookie and act intoxicated, a man talks about doing cocaine, two people talk about "getting high," a woman admits to using drugs while babysitting for another woman's children, and a man talks about his family members being "potheads" and using Zoloft. A husband and his wife drink champagne in a hotel room, people drink wine with meals in restaurants and in homes, men and women are shown drinking alcohol in a couple of club scenes, men and women drink alcohol at a party, and people drink a toast using alcohol at a party. A woman sneaks to smoke cigarettes in several scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Growing older, marriage, parenting, parental estrangement, loneliness, escaping, happiness, older parents, resentment, stress, guilt, helping a parent financially, financial failure, sex, power, menopause, love, lying, compassion, music business, in vitro fertilization, abortion, passion, hormones, technology use/over use.

MESSAGE - Sometimes it's hard to grow up and not lose your way. Staying married after 40 can be challenging.

Special Keywords: S8 - V3 - P10 - MPAAR

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