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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Matthew Perry stars as a dentist whose life takes a turn for the worst when a mobster hit-man (Bruce Willis) moves in next door. Also with Rosanna Arquette, Michael Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet and Kevin Pollak. [1:41]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Lots of sexual innuendo and lots of passionate kissing. We see a woman straddling a man during intercourse with movement and moaning (she's wearing a bra) and a couple in bed together (they're covered by a sheet but bare from the shoulders up). We hear a woman unzip a man's pants and see her put her head in his lap; later, we see her wipe off her mouth. A woman taps a man's clothed genitals, a man grabs his clothed genitals and a woman touches a man's bare chest while licking her lips. We see three extended shots of a woman's bare breasts and a brief side shot of a naked woman (only her breasts are visible though). Lots of cleavage; in one scene, we see the cleavage of a nude but sheet-covered woman sitting up in bed.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - In two different scenes, a person is shot in the chest (one is shot repeatedly, then falls into water and drowns); also, two other people are shot and killed (we see bullet marks on their backs with a little blood). A man punches another in the gut repeatedly. A man pulls a tooth out of a corpse's mouth; we see a close-up of the bloody extracted tooth. We see a corpse on a surgery table and a close-up of a corpse getting zipped into a body bag. We see a woman with cuts and nicks all over her body and face. Two bodies are put into a car, doused with gasoline and torched; the car blows up. A man vomits and a man catches a fly, seems to swallow it and then spits it back out. Threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 5 - 2 F-words, some anatomical and scatological references, several mild obscenities and many insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, contract killing, the Mob, cover-ups, the suburbs, trickery.

MESSAGE - Even the wimpiest guy can figure out a way to make the right deal with the right people.

Special Keywords: S7 - V6 - P5 - MPAAR

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