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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

Paul Newman stars as a retired P.I. trying to solve an old murder case.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman's bare breasts are seen a couple of times, and a woman's bare buttocks and the side of her breast are seen while she skinny dips. A man is shown kissing down a woman's body. A man and woman have sex -- but nothing is shown. A woman puts her hand in a man's pants pocket. A cleavage revealing bikini. Some sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Several people are shot and killed, with resulting bloody wounds. A man is shot in the leg, a man is shot at several times and a man is shown with bloody wounds. A man is hit on the head and kicked in the stomach, a man's face is pushed into a plate of food, a man is hit in the crotch a man hits a woman. A skeleton is seen with a bullethole in the skull. A man has a heart attack. A man is threatened with a gun. A scene where urine is visible.

PROFANITY 7 - About 20 F-words, many anatomical and sexual references, many scatological terms and several mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Secrets, friendship, love.

MESSAGE - Secrets never stay secrets forever.

Special Keywords: S6 - V4 - P7 - MPAAR

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