Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
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|MPAA||Rated PG for a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking|
Sex & Nudity
- Very little of concern for young audiences
- 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.
Violence & Gore
- 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 shouts the b-word.
- A racial slur referring to a person of Chinese ethnicity is brought up.
- 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.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Brief smoking.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- During a nightmare, Li's family is seen briefly being executed with a gun by Chinese authorities.
- 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.