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The Vanishing



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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

Hollywood remake of the eponymous 1988 French/Dutch film, about a man obsessed with learning the fate of a girlfriend who vanished without a trace, and his encounter with a strange man who claims to have the answer. Kiefer Sutherland is the obsessed man, and Jeff Bridges is his nemesis.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - No notable nudity or sexual scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - There's a violent fist fight, with blood. A butcher knife is used to stab a person in the gut, and there are a couple of good cracks across the back of the head with two-by-fours and the flat of a shovel. And, for good measure, there's a decapitation with the shovel blade. Sutherland gets buried alive, and we are given a point-of-view shot.

PROFANITY 6 - Three F-words and four scatological terms. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Obsessiveness, the amorality of psychotic behavior.

MESSAGE - Watch your back, and your loved ones. Evil can be random.

Special Keywords: S0 - V7 - P6 - MPAAR

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