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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Three friends who spend their Sunday mornings graphically describing how they've managed to seduce unsuspecting women (they refer to their efforts as "scamming") get their comeuppance when they all fall in love with the same woman (Amanda Peet), an accomplished scammer in her own right. With Brian Van Holt, Judah Domke, Jonathan Abrahams, Zorie Barber and Callie Thorne. [1:25]

SEX/NUDITY 9 - There are many extremely explicit and graphic discussions about sex, sexual techniques and practices, masturbation techniques, oral sex techniques, the size of genitals, and dating methods and scams. The discussions take place mostly among men, but also between men and women, as well as among women. One such extended discussion is about anal fellatio, two equally extended discussions are about male masturbation, and one among women concerns men's genitalia and love-making misconceptions; one woman bites a baguette suggestively. We see some cleavage (most of it on the covers of pornographic magazines), a few bare shoulders, a man's posterior (he's wearing a thong), and a few shirtless men. We see couples in bed (they're invariably hidden by sheets) and a few brief scenes of couples having sex (usually in shadow). In two instances women perform oral sex: in one scene we see a woman bending down with her face in a man's crotch; we can see her posterior (she's wearing a thong). In the other scene we see a woman tear a man's shirt off, and then proceed to kiss his chest while moving downwards. We then only see the man's face while he talks about the scene; he describes how she performed used her mouth on his anus and how disgusted he was because of recent problems with "sloppy" bowel movements. A man has a ménage à trois with two women: we briefly glimpse one woman's breasts, and then see bodies moving under the sheets; he emerges, while they stay covered. We see a woman begin to take off her bra while three men in their underwear watch in awe. We hear a woman climax a few times. A couple shops for condoms. A man plays with a woman's vibrator by rubbing it on his face and body. He drops it down a soiled toilet and when he attempts to retrieve it, his whole arm goes down into the toilet. Men and women dance suggestively in a bar. A few kisses.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A few scuffles. While practicing a man hits himself on the head with his own nunchukas. A man tries to throttle another man. There's a lot of scatological talk.

PROFANITY 10 - About 115 F-words, many scatological terms, many obscene anatomical terms, several religious exclamations, and a few religious profanities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Seducing women as a hobby, misrepresentation and lying as seduction techniques, one-night stands, sexual arrogance, masturbation, infidelity.

MESSAGE - The proud, the arrogant and the conceited will get their comeuppance. Everybody wants to find someone to care for. For men marriage is an unpleasant state of being.

Special Keywords: S9 - V1 - P10 - MPAAR

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