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The Thomas Crown Affair



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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

Romantic sparks fly between a wealthy businessman (Pierce Brosnan) who stole a Monet painting and a bounty hunter (Rene Russo) hired to retrieve it. Also with Faye Dunaway, Denis Leary, Esther Canadas and Mischa Hausserman. [1:49]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Mild sexual innuendo and flirtation; several kisses, some passionate. A woman's dress drops to the floor and we see her bare shoulders as she takes a man's shirt off; we then see them having intercourse in various places around a house (there's little movement or sound; his bare backside and her bare breasts are visible several times throughout the scene). A man and woman share a sensual dance. From the side, we see a nude woman lying on a nude man's back as they talk in bed. A woman's breasts and bare backside are visible underneath her sheer dress; also, we see -- in non-sexual scenes -- a man's bare chest and back, a woman's bare breasts as she sunbathes and a woman's bare back and the side of her breasts. A few times we see bare breasts on a nude statue; we also see a painting of a nude couple embracing (his bare backside and her breast are visible). Part of a woman's bare upper thigh is seen through a slit in her skirt.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man is shocked by an electrical wire (we see some sparks flying around his body) but isn't injured; another man is shocked with what looks like a cattle prod (he loses consciousness and falls to the ground, but is later okay). A man is nearly hit with a car. A man pushes a boy out of his way and in a few scenes people shove their way through a crowded museum. A woman struggles to break free from a man as he kisses and embraces her.

PROFANITY 6 - About 4 F-words, many scatological references, many mild obscenities and some insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Art theft, billionaires, bounty hunters, trust, deception, falling in love.

MESSAGE - You can never predict the actions of someone who enjoys deceiving others.

Special Keywords: S7 - V2 - P6 - MPAAR

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