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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Rated PG for Comic Mischief and Mild Language.

Stephanie is seen in the tub. There is no nudity, but Number 5 comments about her "nice software."

Number 5 shoots the belt buckle off of Stephanie's ex-boyfriend and his jeans drop exposing his boxers.

Ben, a stereotypical 'foreign' character with a loose grasp on English words, phrases and social protocols, mentions that he is sporting a "tremendous woody" during a scene where Newton is describing a meeting with Stephanie.

Violence & Gore

There are a number of laser beams fired from the robots which destroy vehicles.

In the opening scene, the viewer is lead to believe the robots are destroying vehicles with actual people in them. We soon find out they were only mannequins and the whole thing was only a demonstration.

Stephanie's ex-boyfriend throws her to the ground during an argument.

We also see slapstick hitting from the Three Stooges on TV.

Profanity

Contains frequent uses of swearwords such as 'shit', 'bastard', 'son of a bitch', 'hell', 'God damn it', 'damn', and Jesus' name is called out a few times.

We see the robots mixing a gin and tonic in the first few minutes of the movie.

After the demonstration we see drinks being handed out and the robots telling the guests what they are serving, such as Long Island Ice Tea.

Later in the film, there is a scene in a bar but no alcohol consumption is shown.

Number 5 is presumably blown up. May be upsetting to younger children, but the movie does have a happy ending.

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