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MPAA Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, domestic violence, sex and drug references

Sex & Nudity

  • Lisa is being stripped down by Carlos to take a bath, we see bare shoulders.
  • A man and a woman kiss several times.
  • Madea says that a man looks "hot".

Violence & Gore

  • A woman whips a girl on the back and bottom with a belt for lying.
  • A woman leans over a bus seat, grabs a boy who made a harsh comment addressed to her and slaps him repeatedly in the face.
  • A woman yells at her daughter, slaps her in the face, and the daughter slaps the mother in the face and they fight until others pull them apart.
  • A woman leans from the front seat of a car into the back seat and hits a girl several times (we hear the commotion).
  • A man hits a woman hard in the face, she throws a pot of hot grits in his face, he screams, and she then hits him repeatedly with a frying pan (on the back and shoulders) while he is on the floor.
  • A man hits a woman hard in the face, and she falls against a wall and to the floor (we see a handprint on her cheek).
  • A man threatens to throw a woman over a balcony 30 floors up because she is trying to leave him; he grabs her and pulls her toward the open door, and she fights and screams and he relents.
  • A man grabs a woman and shakes her angrily.
  • A man squeezes a woman's knee angrily when she yawns at a dinner party, and he then threatens to kill her if she tries to leave him.
  • A scene on a TV show shows a woman ironing and a little girl cowering against a door and we are led to believe that the woman burns the girl with the iron (we hear the girl pleading for her not to).
  • A woman talks about her mother having allowed her stepfather to rape her when she was young.
  • A woman and her daughter argue bitterly in several scenes.
  • A man and a woman argue bitterly.
  • Several men gamble and argue.
  • A woman panics when she wakes up and finds that her children are gone (nothing has happened to them).
  • A woman tells two women how to handle an abusive man by pouring hot grits on him and then hitting him with a frying pan.
  • A man tells a woman that his parents are dead.
  • A girl tells a woman that people tease and make fun of her.


  • 3 scatological terms, 1 anatomical terms, and 2 religious exclamations.
  • Name calling (Retard.)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People are shown drinking alcohol at a dinner.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man attempts to kill his fianc√©, though she does not get killed.

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