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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: PG-13

The sole survivor of a terrible train wreck (Bruce Willis) discovers a surprising explanation for his unscathed existence with help from a comic book dealer (Samuel L. Jackson). Also with Robin Wright Penn, Spencer Treat Clark, John Patrick Amedori, Greg Korin, Sean Oliver, Joey Perillo and Jose L. Rodriguez. [1:47]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man asks another if he's masturbating (a slang term is used). A man tells a woman that she drank too much as she lies on a bed, passed out; he closes and locks the door, implying that he'll be having sex with her while she's passed out.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Two people fight: one chokes the other from behind, one is thrown against a wall (leaving dents), and one is finally choked to death. Someone breaks into a house and we briefly see the owner lying dead (we later see the body again with a bloody chest); we also see the killer running into the owner ("rushing" him). A person is pushed off a balcony into a pool and nearly drowns, a person trapped in a flame-engulfed car is rescued, a person driving by in a car smashes a bottle against the back of another's head, a boy threatens his father with gun, two crying girls are seen with their hands bound above their heads, a person falls down steps with an audible thud and a groan (we later discover he has broken many bones), and a man being pushed in a wheelchair bumps his legs into displays of comics, causing them to fall into the aisle. A train speeds up and people look worried; we discover later that the train crashed and nearly all of the passengers were killed. We see a corpse (with bloody wrists and a bruised eye) with its hands tied above its head, a spreading blood stain on a bandage, and a scratch on a boy's cheek.

PROFANITY 3 - One scatological reference, one anatomical reference, and a couple of religious profanities and exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terminal and congenital disease (especially osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone condition) superhuman powers, fantasy, comic books, criminal insanity.

MESSAGE - Your own powers might surprise you.

Special Keywords: S2 - V5 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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