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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

Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who won't let anything stand in the way of her career -- including her husband.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman dances suggestively with a man, and we see glimpses of her panties -- there are a couple of other scenes which exposed underwear. We see a man and woman having sex nude but it's hard to see much because the scenes are short and the camera is far away from them; a young girl hears moaning as the couple has sex. There's another sex scene where both participants are standing up and they are clothed. There are many sexual references, some of which are obscene. A woman performs oral sex on a man, and we hear him moaning. One implied scene of masturbation.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - We see a man's head in a small pool of blood, some yelling and a couple head slaps. A man is hit in the head with a lamp and begs for his life and then we hear a gunshot as he's shot dead. We see a woman's dead body under ice.

PROFANITY 6 - 13 F-words (with one finger gesture and one in print), some scatological references, some mild obscenities, some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Ambition, the media.

MESSAGE - There are things you shouldn't do -- even for love.

Special Keywords: S6 - V3 - P6 - MPAAR

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