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Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls [2007] [PG-13] - 4.5.4



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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 successful attorney (Gabrielle Union), whose work is the main focus of her life to the extent that she has no time for relationships, cannot help herself when she falls for her driver (Idris Elba). Despite their mismatched professional status, he's a hard-working father who is struggling to keep custody of his three daughters, and protect them from his drug-dealing ex-wife. Also with Louis Gossett Jr., Tasha Smith and Gary Anthony Sturgis. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man and a woman kiss, they lie back in bed kissing, and they are interrupted when she rushes to the bathroom to vomit.
 A man and a woman dance in a Blues bar, and she takes off her jacket, her belt and her shoes and they kiss. A man and a woman kiss, and a man and a woman nearly kiss.
 Men and women dance in a Blues bar.
 A woman has a blind date with a man who turns out to be married (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A woman wears short, low-cut tops that reveal cleavage and her bare abdomen, and women wear low-cut dresses in several scenes that reveal cleavage.
 We hear that a man was wrongfully convicted of rape when he was a teenager and we see the scene in a flashback (a 17-year-old girl is in a bed covered by sheets and is discovered by her father, whereupon she says that a young man forced her to have sex with him).
 A man tells a woman that she has sexy lips and that he wants to suck them off her face. Two women talk to another woman about needing a man and needing sex to make one loosen up and smile. A man sings a rap to a woman that includes crude sexual lyrics.
 A man finds something in a woman's medicine cabinet, and he recoils (presumably a sex aid or something similar).

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man drives his car into another car, pulls the driver out and punches him in the face and head repeatedly; three other men pull him off and begin beating him.
 A woman with a pot and a man with a pipe hit three men who are beating up another man.
 A woman slaps a man hard in the face, and two other men punch and kick him while he is on the floor, and three young girls protest when they see this.
 Two men fight, and one holds the other around the neck and threatens him. Two men shove each other and struggle briefly.
 A woman yells at her young daughter and slaps her on the buttock. A 5-year-old girl shows her father bruises on her back, where a man has hit her.
 A woman has a blind date with a man who turns out to be married; his pregnant wife confronts them on the street and slaps and punches him while yelling.
 We hear that there was a fire in an apartment that could have killed three young girls.
 A man wrapping a bandage around his arm says that someone cut him when he tried to stop someone from robbing his shop.
 A woman yells at a man and several other people, and she tries to grab and pull a little girl out of a car (the girl is her estranged daughter and she screams and resists); another man approaches the first man, threatening him.
 A 12-year-old girl is forced to sell drugs at her school (a man threatens to hurt her father if she doesn't).
 A man and a woman argue over their children in several scenes. A woman screams on the telephone.
 A woman coughs and seems very sick and she says she is dying of lung cancer. A man lies unconscious on a sidewalk holding a liquor bottle in his hand.
 A woman tells her 12-year-old daughter that she is going to have to "start the hustle." We hear that a man was wrongfully convicted of rape when he was a teenager and we see the scene in a flashback (a 17-year-old girl is in a bed covered by sheets and is discovered by her father, whereupon she says that a young man forced her to have sex with him).
 A woman vomits in a bathroom (we hear loud wretching and splattering). A man eats noisily, slurping his food, and his dining companion cringes.

PROFANITY 4 - 14 sexual references, 2 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (stuck up), references to a man's position as a driver being demeaning, 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A 12-year-old girl is caught at school with a marijuana cigarette and a woman offers her 12-year-old daughter a drink. Several people drink shots of alcohol and one is very drunk, people drink alcohol at a bar, three women drink wine, people drink wine with dinner, and a man lies unconscious on a sidewalk holding a liquor bottle in his hand. A woman smokes cigarettes in several scenes and we see an ashtray filled with cigarette butts on a table in front of a woman who tells us that she is dying of lung cancer. We see men standing on a street and people say that they are selling drugs, and there are many discussions of drug dealing (crack and marijuana).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dreams, family, aspirations, professional status, blind dates, wrongful conviction, lying, rape, drug dealing, love, faith, broken hearts, standards, impatience, responsibility, raising children, slavery, humiliation.

MESSAGE - Parents sometimes give up their dreams so that their children can have their own.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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