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Your Sister's Sister [2012] [R] - 6.2.10



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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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A man (Mark Duplass) is having a hard time coping with the loss of his brother, so his friend (Emily Blunt), who was also his brother's former girlfriend, offers to let him use her father's cabin so he can clear his head. After a drunken encounter with his friend's sister (Rosemarie DeWitt), he sets off on an introspective journey. Directed by Lynn Shelton. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman kiss passionately, the man asks the woman to get a condom, she leaves the room and he is seen getting under the covers (it is implied that he takes off his clothing and no nudity is visible); the woman returns and they continue to kiss passionately while it is implied that the woman puts the condom on the man under the covers, they have sex with the man thrusting on top of the woman and the man moans sexually and makes a sexual remark about the woman.
 A man spies on a woman through a window; she is shown wearing a long shirt but we see a portion of her bare buttocks (she appears to not be wearing underwear) and we see the woman later wearing a robe, and the man remarks on the appearance of her buttocks. A man gets out of bed with a woman and he pulls on his boxer shorts (no nudity visible).
 A woman remarks that it is weird that she and a man had sex and that they should not tell her sister. A man and a woman discuss how they had previously had sex and cannot tell another woman. A man tells a woman that he had sex with her sister. A man tells a woman that if she was not a lesbian their night would have "been different," implying sex, and the woman takes the man up on the offer, asking him to have sex with her. A man angrily accuses a woman of poking holes in a condom in order to get pregnant and the woman concedes that she was trying to get pregnant. A woman discusses at length how a woman could get pregnant from a sperm donor or simply from a one-night stand with a man. A woman tells another woman that a man had "made a pass" at her previously and that she is now in love with him. A woman tells a man that her girlfriend had been "hooking up" with a much younger woman. A woman teases another woman, telling a man a story about how she had been asked by a man to shave her pubic hair; the woman appears embarrassed and later chides the woman for teasing her about the story. A man remarks to a woman that he was looking at her breasts. A man tells a group of people that his roommate had offered his room so the man could have sex with his girlfriend and the man then remarks that he was not having sex so it did not matter. A woman jokingly tells her sister that since her breakup she can now have sex with multiple people. A man tells several people that his brother had been a bully when they were growing up, and would manipulate people into believing him (including convincing women to have sex with him).
 A man hugs a woman, another woman joins in the hug and the man kisses the first woman on the cheek.
 A man picks up a used condom, examines it and puts it in a trashcan. A man "tests" a used condom by filling it with water and we see water spray from multiple holes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A woman holding an oar charges toward a man who holds up his hands in defense and the woman drops the oar.
 A man kicks a bicycle, he picks it up and throws it against a dumpster, and he then throws a bicycle helmet on top of the bent bicycle.
 On many occasions we hear a man referred to as having passed away and it is not made clear how he died. A man tells a woman that his brother is dead. A man tells several people that his brother had been a bully when they were growing up, and would manipulate people into believing him (including convincing women to have sex with him). A woman warns another woman that hitchhiking is dangerous. A man jokes that he might be forced to stab himself in the face with a fork.
 A woman spits out her food into a napkin and tells a man and a woman that she is "emotionally allergic" to eating dairy. A man belches in a woman's face and she acts disgusted.
 A man holds his mouth as if to vomit. A woman is startled awake by a man's feet in her face.

PROFANITY 10 - About 61 F-words and its derivatives, 6 sexual references, 34 scatological terms, 11 anatomical terms (6 mild), 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (bully, mess, crazy lady, creep, self-aware lush, pervert, moron, weird, drunk, Jane Fonda, suffocating, stink butt, a really bad person, emotionally precarious at best and at worst unstable, silly, sperm stealer), 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Throughout the movie we see men and women drinking wine and liquor including a man and a woman taking shots of liquor to the point of extreme drunkenness.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a loved one, secrets, deception, regret, acting on impulse.

MESSAGE - Coping with loss can be very difficult and it is important to have a strong support system.

Special Keywords: S6 - V2 - P10 - MPAAR

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