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Woodshock [2017] [R] - 2.5.6

 
 

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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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Struggling to deal with her mother's illness and death, a woman (Kirsten Dunst) goes through her days pulling further away from the people around her and seeming less connected to reality. Also with Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk, Steph DuVall, Jack Kilmer and Susan Traylor. Directed by Kate Mulleavy & Laura Mulleavy. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A woman wears a long tank top that reveals cleavage (we see the outline of nipples through the fabric). A woman wears a short T-shirt dress (we see cleavage and bare legs to upper thighs). A shirtless man sleeps and we see his chest and upper abdomen. A woman wears a full slip that reveals cleavage and the outline of her breasts and buttocks in a few scenes. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage. A woman takes off her sweater and we see her wearing a bra (we see her bare back). A woman wears a short dress that reveals cleavage. A woman wears a bra and underpants and we see her cleavage, abdomen and legs. A woman wears a bra with jeans in her home (we see bare shoulders, cleavage, abdomen and back). A woman wears a sheer bra that reveals her nipples partly obscured by a pattern on the fabric). A woman wears a tank top and underwear and we see cleavage, bare shoulders, lower back and legs. A woman wears a dress that has sheer strips that reveal her legs through the fabric.
 A woman lies in bed with a man and we see his bare back as she kisses his shoulder. A woman hugs a man from behind. A man hugs a woman. A man and a woman dance close together at a bar and he snuggles her neck.
 A man makes a sexual remark about a few women at a house party. A woman asks a man if he has been with any of the women at a house party and he says, "Yeah, but not really." A man asks a woman if she is seeing someone else.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A woman screams at a man, she touches a hot iron (we hear sizzling), he grabs her; she picks up the iron and presses it on the man's face, he yells (we see reddened skin), he tries to grab her and she hits him across the face with the iron; he falls to the floor where she strikes him repeatedly with the iron (we see her splattered with blood on her face, dress and legs and his face is covered with blood) until he is presumably dead. A woman gives another woman a marijuana cigarette laced with a drug that kills her (it's assisted suicide). A woman stands over a man sleeping on his sofa and he wakes with a start; he then dies and she panics. A man grabs a woman and she shoves him and yells, "Don't touch me. You make me sick," kicks him and closes a door on him.
 A woman wearing a short T-shirt dress walks through streets at night until she gets to a man's house and goes inside. A woman squeezes a knife in her hand and we see her finger cut and bleeding. A woman hammers several posts into the ground using a rock; she lips at one point and bloodies her hand (we see blood on the wood). A man yells at a woman and asks her repeatedly what she did in several scenes. A man kicks a jukebox when it stops playing the song he is dancing to. We see giant saws cutting timber and others stripping the bark in a few scenes. A man grabs a moth out of the air and drops it on the ground in pieces. A woman imagines levitating in a forest high into the trees in a few scenes. A woman imagines seeing blood on a mirror in her home. A woman wakes up in a start and we see bloody cuts and gashes on her legs. A woman sees or senses something in the woods and runs into her house frightened. A woman with an IV in her hand lies in bed (presumably ill).
 We hear that a young man is dead. A man that had been given spiked marijuana returns to the dispensary and says that something is wrong with it. A man tells a woman that another man, "Is sick and he needs us," referring to helping him kill himself. A woman's voiceover says, "I got lost that one summer, when I turned around you were gone. When they found me, I almost didn't want to come back." A man says that his employer got permission to cut the old growth trees in a forest. When talking about helping a man to end his life, one man says, "It won't hurt," and the other man says, "It can't hurt more than it does." A small bird climbs on the handle of a man's toothbrush while the brush is in the man's mouth. A woman yells at a man and says, "We killed her." A woman tells a man, "I killed him instead of you."
 A woman vomits into a waste can (we hear gagging and do not see goo). A woman gags and throws a carton of eggs in a sink (we see them broken with yolks running out of the shells). Butterflies or moths are shown standing on top of a cake in a refrigerator. A woman smears berry juice on her lips.

PROFANITY 6 - About 11 F-words, 2 sexual remarks, 4 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 1 religious exclamation (Jesus). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman holds a vial of liquid and drops a few drops on marijuana leaves and rolls the leaves in paper to make a cigarette, a woman lights a marijuana cigarette laced with a drug to help her sick mother kill herself, a woman holds a burning marijuana cigarette for her sick mother to smoke and we see plumes of smoke (the woman then lies motionless), a man in a marijuana dispensary measures out marijuana leaves, a man gives another man a rose and tells him not to smoke it, a man and a woman working in a marijuana dispensary fill orders in the shop (we see people presenting a card in order to receive a quantity of marijuana), a woman puts drops of a drug on marijuana leaves in a bag and shakes them around, two men smoke marijuana, a woman drops a drug from a vial onto marijuana and rolls 5 marijuana cigarettes that we see her smoke in several scenes, a woman smokes a marijuana cigarette in her bathroom, a woman smokes a marijuana cigarette on her porch, a woman smokes marijuana in a car, and a man asks another man in a dispensary for a "free joint." Several men drink shots of alcohol and beer in a few bar scenes, and people at a house party drink beer and whiskey. A woman smokes a cigarette on a front porch, a woman smokes on a porch at a house party, a man smokes a cigarette in a car wash bay, and a man smokes a cigarette on a sidewalk.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a parent, assisted suicide, paranoia, murder, marijuana dispensaries.

MESSAGE - Death is frightening and hard to process sometimes.

Special Keywords: S2 - V5 - P6 - MPAAR

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