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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

A theater shows pornographic video; nothing of the film is shown, but the sounds of men having sex are heard while people are shown watching.

A man and woman begin making out heavily, and he pushes his hands up under her shirt.

A class of law students discuss a case involving a man's sexual privacy. A woman is shown three times- for a matter of seconds each time- standing in a bathroom in a bra.

Violence & Gore

A man is shot in the back of the head, no gore shown.

Another man is shot in the temple, some blood shown briefly.

A man is strangled with a rope off-screen.

A car explodes with a man inside.

A few men get into a fight.

A man is killed off-screen. Blood splatters onto the TV in front of him.

A man is shot and is seen lying in a pool of blood briefly in a zoomed out shot.

Profanity

One instance of b**tard and one of f***ing, but not in a sexual way.

Very mild and brief drinking.

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for momentary language and some violence
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-12 / France:U / Germany:12 / Iceland:12 / Ireland:PG (DVD rating) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:PG (DVD rating) / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / South Korea:12 (DVD rating) / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / UK:12 / USA:PG-13 (certificate #32829)

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