Up at the Villa

 
 

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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Based on the novella by Somerset Maugham, a widow (Kristin Scott Thomas) in 1938 Florence is involved in a scandal while considering marriage to a wealthy politician (James Fox) and becoming involved with a married American (Sean Penn). Also with Anne Bancroft, Jeremy Davies, Derek Jacobi and Massimo Ghini. [1:55]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Several instances of mild sexual innuendo (including references to infidelity and homosexuality), a couple of near kisses and a few passionate kisses; after one of the kisses, the next scene shows a man buttoning his shirt next to a nude but sheet-covered woman in bed, obviously post-coitus.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man yells at a woman, verbally threatens her, holds her close to him, then pushes her on a bed and kisses her against her will. During the same scene, both threaten each other with a gun; we hear a shot, then see a body on the floor and realize one of them has committed suicide (a circle of blood is visible on the person's shirt). Two people are slapped (red marks are visible on a woman's face afterwards). A woman nearly runs into a man with her car. A jailed man has a bloody facial cut, bloody knuckles and some blood on his shirt (it's implied he was beaten by police officers). Two people put a corpse in a car, then we see them putting the corpse in the woods; we also see a bloody towel that was lying in the backseat of the car.

PROFANITY 1 - Some mild obscenities and an insult. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Pre-World War II Florence, suicide, cover-ups, blackmail, love affairs, infidelity, one night stands, drunkenness.

MESSAGE - Telling the truth is better than living a lie.

Special Keywords: S3 - V4 - P1 - MPAAPG-13

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