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When a Man Loves a Woman



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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

A picture-perfect life is shattered when Andy Garcia discovers his wife's (Meg Ryan) alcoholism. The couple must then work on putting the shards back together.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Some passionate kisses and lots of hugging, and a few oblique references to a poor sex life. One scene presumably ends up in a couple having sex, but we only see them rolling around on the floor. Ryan is shown naked through a shower door although not much is seen, and her bare behind is shown later (she is obviously completely naked, but all else is covered).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Ryan and Garcia "egg" a car, Ryan falls into water and is shown unconscious, Ryan falls through a shower door -- no blood is shown, but her face is bruised. Ryan and Garcia yell at each other a lot, and at their young daughters a few times. Ryan slaps her young daughter across the face. And, the violence of alcoholism and detoxification is shown.

PROFANITY 6 - About 12 F-words, about 8 scatological terms and a few milder profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Child abuse, parental abandonment, alcoholism, therapy, separation and divorce.

MESSAGE - Sometimes you just can't help your loved ones; you have to let them help themselves.

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P6 - MPAAR

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