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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • 5/10
  • A woman enters her boyfriend's dark hotel room, removes her bra and panties (we see them fall to the floor and we see her bare back), climbs into bed, screams and jumps up with a comforter around her, as we see that she is in the wrong room and an older woman is in the bed; the older woman says, "This is the most action I've had in a while." The woman's boyfriend enters the room followed by his mother and she accuses his girlfriend of prostitution and tells her to leave because the hotel is not a brothel.
  • Several couples kiss briefly.
  • A man dances and sings in an open shower in a hotel; a woman on a nearby balcony looks over and sees his bare chest, back and buttocks briefly.
  • An elderly man in speed dating sessions flirts with younger women, smiling, winking and telling them he is 40 years younger than he really is.
  • A gay man tells his friends of his sexual orientation, how he had a short relationship with a man.
  • Two men who discovered they were gay as teens see one another after 40 years and embrace.
  • A man and woman begin dating and we see each one of them reading the Kama Sutra sex manual at different times.
  • An older woman asks another older woman, "How many husbands have you had?" and the second woman asks, "Including my own?"
  • A woman tells her girlfriend that her boyfriend "went all night," implying vigorous sex; we later hear the man describe the night as "reaching the top of the mountain."
  • A woman says to a male desk clerk, "I had to flirt so hard at the travel agency, that it was almost phone sex."

Violence & Gore

  • 3/10
  • We see a Hindu burial service and a man's body is shown on a bier slowly burning to ashes that a priest then pours the ashes into a river.
  • Many people shout at a woman who makes bigoted statements about blacks and Indians.
  • A married couple argues with each other throughout the film about many different things.
  • An elderly mother argues with her middle-aged son as to whether she can survive on her own and finally says she is going to try as she enters an airport to travel to a foreign country.
  • A man argues several times with his middle-aged mother about money, redecorating his hotel, selling it against his will and an arranged marriage he does not want.
  • A woman shouts at children playing with her wheelchair while she visits in a house, but soon apologizes.
  • A woman complains about food, shouting, "I'll have a ham, cheese and streptococcus or a bacteria, lettuce and tomato."
  • Seven English tourists contract diarrhea from Indian food and we seem them entering and leaving bathrooms repeatedly.
  • A man falls off a chair in a hotel dining room and the manager says he is dead, covering his face with a cloth; the "dead" man coughs and rises, saying that he fell asleep.
  • We see a woman in a hospital where she receives an artificial hip and physical therapy; she shouts and complains several times.

Profanity

  • 3/10
  • 2 F-word, 6 sexual references, 8 scatological terms, 6 mild obscenities and 2 religious exclamations.
  • Name-calling (old, past it, fossils, self-deluding, simpering, doe-eyed, ex-housewife, Sonny-boy, lunatic, terrible.)
  • References to retirees, senior citizens, divorced people, gold-diggers, prostitutes, gays, Indians, blacks, class differences,

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 3/10
  • A woman tells a friend that her date brought Viagra to her apartment and that she swapped the pills for aspirin without him noticing.
  • A man enters a doctor's office for "vigor" pills and the next day we hear him say that they worked.
  • A man says he was taken to the wrong hotel where the proprietors gave him marijuana that he smoked and then left,
  • A woman and a woman agree that they remembered marijuana from college.
  • A large company meeting shows dozens of men drinking beer.
  • Several dinner scenes in a hotel feature glasses of wine on tables and drunk by men and women
  • A large bar in a private club is shown in a few scenes and we see men and women drinking wine.
  • Men and women drink wine on a balcony.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 2/10
  • Maggie Smith's character initially displays racist attitudes that some viewers may find uncomfortable, though it is clear from the reactions of other characters that the film is not condoning such attitudes.
  • TOTAL: 16/50 A mild film with some sex references, brief strong language and extremely brief nudity. 10+
  • Suggest MPAA Rating: R for language.

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Violence & Gore

  • A woman finds a man slumped dead in a chair and we hear that he had had a chronic heart condition.

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