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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

Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer star, as a modern werewolf and his love interest, respectively.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Nicholson and Pfeiffer sleep together; no nudity, just one brief underwear shot for Pfeiffer. Bondage sex is implied. A woman is shown with her top unbuttoned, but nothing shows.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A wolf bites Nicholson. The werewolf stalks and kills a deer, breaking its back and biting its throat. He also attacks men in a park, and severs several of his victim's fingers (the fingers turn up again later). A person is run over by a truck, and the camera lingers on it a bit; it is a little graphic. One fight is very violent: there's clawing and biting, and people are impaled with a pitchfork. One character is shot six times.

PROFANITY 6 - The F-word and other profanities are used freely. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, office politics, the inherent bestial nature of man.

MESSAGE - We are not as effective when we deny our true nature.

Special Keywords: S3 - V7 - P6 - MPAAR

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