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Waitress [2007] [PG-13] - 6.3.5



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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 young woman (Keri Russell) desperate to get away from her controlling and abusive husband dreams of entering and winning a $25,000 pie contest and opening her own restaurant. However, when she realizes that she is pregnant, she tries to figure out what to do while pursuing her dreams. Also with Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Fillion and Andy Griffith. Directed by Adrienne Shelly. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A husband begs his wife for sex, he asks if her breasts have gotten bigger, they kiss, he thrusts briefly and climaxes.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately in many scenes (they are both married to other people and he is her physician).
 A man caresses a woman's clothed breasts and tells her, "I love your breasts." A man talks about a woman having "big ones." A husband tries to talk his wife into "making him feel like a man" but she refuses him. A man talks about making "sweet love" to a woman and getting her pregnant. A woman describes her lover as a "sexual dynamo." A woman tells another woman to wear a "5-minute condom." A woman talks about one of her breasts drooping down lower than the other.
 Women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage. Two pregnant women in a doctor's waiting room are shown with bare abdomens exposed and bare breasts covered by their arms. We see a woman's pregnant, bare abdomen during an ultrasound. We see several models and posters of fetuses in utero in a doctor's office.
 A husband and wife sleep together. A woman takes a pregnancy test.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A husband strikes his wife hard in the face. A husband shoves his wife and yells at her. A woman in labor moans, breathes heavily and yells.
 While in a restaurant, a man picks up a chair and throws it.
 A woman makes plans to get away from her abusive husband and start a new life. We hear that a man is in a coma after surgery. A woman talks about her husband being "an invalid."
 A woman takes a pregnancy test, she finds out that she is pregnant and she is very upset about it. A woman talks about her baby being an alien parasite and that she resents it.
 A woman tells a man to "go away and die." A husband tells his wife that she is getting fat. A husband is very condescending to and demanding of his wife in many scenes.
 We see several models and posters of fetuses in utero in a doctor's office.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 5 sexual references, 1 scatological term, 6 anatomical terms, 19 mild obscenities, name-calling (heffer, psychotic ape, stupid, snake, crazy, freak), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman smokes cigarettes in several scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Unwanted pregnancies, spousal abuse, abortion, disappointment, dreams, infidelity, parenthood, illicit sexual relationships with one's physician, love, resentment, selfishness, loneliness, friendship, trust, strength, courage, personal ads, first impressions, stalking, jealousy, happiness, life choices.

MESSAGE - Start fresh. No matter how bleak things may seem, you must always stand up for yourself and believe in your dreams. Infidelity can ruin many people's lives.

Special Keywords: S6 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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