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Mao's Last Dancer
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Ballet costumes are tight and slightly revealing thoughout the movie.

Li shares a passionate moment with his girlfriend, kissing and caressing her. She says she is a virgin, and tries to explain to him what sex is (he doesn't speak good English). She explains it is a man and woman making a baby.

The final performance involves Li dancing in a brief costume, with another woman in tight clothing.

In training, Li undergoes physical pain to become a dancer. He hurts himself often.

Li has a dream that his entire family is arrested by Communist forces and shot to death. (We see a gun pointed at his mom's head, then the scene cuts)

Li is arrested by Chinese forces and locked up. He is punched, kicked and dragged away.

A man almost says the s-word, but stops himself. A few mild uses of a__ and he__. A single, almost inaudible use of the Lord's name in vain.

The idea of an 11 year old boy taken from his family by the government is an intense concept.

As a boy, Li cries in bed at boarding school, and his threatened by being callled weak.

Talks of arrests and torture.

In America, Li is worried that the Chinese government is still watching his every move.

Rated PG for a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking
Australia:PG / Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Mexico:A / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:All / USA:PG (certificate #46105)

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