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Wicker Park [2004] [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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Josh Hartnett stars as a man who is a rising star in an advertising firm, who's just managed to put a failed love affair behind him and is on the verge of proposing to his new girlfriend. However, when he thinks he has seen his lost love in a café, he becomes obsessed with finding her. He puts his life on hold and scours the city, only to run up against lies, deceit and betrayal. Also with Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger and Jessica Pare. Directed by Paul McGuigan. [1:55]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman have sex: we see him on top of her thrusting and they both have bare shoulders; we then see them in bed together. A woman pulls a man into her apartment, they kiss, begin to remove each other's clothing, continue kissing (we see bare shoulders and backs and other obscured bits of flesh) and we see them sleeping together in the morning. A woman takes off her robe (we see her bare shoulders and part of her back), kisses a man (we see his bare shoulders and part of his back) and we see them in bed covered by sheets later (he looks under the sheets, apparently realizing that he is nude and they have had sex). A man and a woman hug and kiss and hold each other, and a man and a woman kiss a few times. A man kisses a woman on the cheek and neck. A man describes his physical endowment and sexual prowess to another man. A man asks another man if he had sex with a woman. A man tells a man that he had sex with his girlfriend, all night. A woman tells another woman that she found her boyfriend in bed with another woman. A woman wearing a low-cut, slinky dress (revealing cleavage, bare shoulders and back) dances in front of a man, she tries to entice him into dancing with her, and she lifts her skirt to reveal her bare thigh. A woman puts her foot on a man's knee while he helps her try on a shoe. A man flirts awkwardly with a woman. A man admires a woman he sees in a video, he sees her in the street and follows her. A man watches a woman in a dance class. A man on a street watches a man and a woman in a window and they appear to be caressing each other (he is jealous). A man showers (we see him obscured through an opaque shower curtain, and see his bare shoulders when he pokes his head out). Women in a dance class wear low-cut, tight-fitting outfits that reveal cleavage.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man approaches a woman, he speaks, she turns around in a panic, hits him, knocks him to the ground, screams, gets up and grabs a trophy and threatens to hit him with it. A man yells at a woman, she climbs out of her apartment window and along a ledge to another window. A man tears up photos of a woman, in anger and frustration. A man yells at a woman (he's director talking to an actress). A man goes into a hotel room belonging to someone else. A man goes into an apartment belonging to someone else.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 5 sexual references, 15 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 14 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, responsibility, betrayal, lying, making the right decision, obsession, temptation, fantasy, conscience, friendship, jealousy, love at first sight, stalking.

MESSAGE - Love makes us do crazy, obsessive things.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes, and a man takes a sleeping pill.)

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

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