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Forever My Girl [2018] [PG] - 3.2.2



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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A man (Alex Roe) leaves his fiancée (Jessica Rothe) at the altar to find fame with a country music career. After he finds success, he returns to their hometown years later and he discovers that he's the father of a precocious seven-year-old daughter. Also with John Benjamin Hicke, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and Tyler Tiggs. Directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A male singer sees a woman at his concert and orders his manager to send her up to his hotel room; we see her in the morning wearing a long T-shirt (bare legs and thighs are seen) while the man is bare-chested and sex is implied. A man and a woman kiss passionately for several seconds in three scenes, and one of the scenes involves dancing closely to slow music and another of the scenes is their wedding. A man and a woman kiss briefly. A man and a woman hug.
 A woman tells a man to take pictures of himself topless or bottomless, but he does not do so. A woman flirts with a man, saying, "You smell good."
 A few scenes feature two or three women wearing dresses that reveal cleavage. A woman and a little girl wear short shorts that reveal bare legs to upper thigh. A woman wears a long gown that reveals some cleavage to the waist in a deep V-neckline, along with a bare back. A woman wears an off the shoulder dress and a strapless dress, neither revealing cleavage. A man is shown bare-chested in a few scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A seven-year-old chokes on a hot dog, her father freezes in shock, a man and a woman scream and the man does the Heimlich maneuver (we hear her cough; do not see the food come out of her mouth).
 A woman punches a man in the stomach, causing him to bend over and grunt. A man falls out of bed, but is unharmed. A man grabs a magazine from another man's hands and slams it to the floor. A man in the rain at night pounds on a house door, shouts, and no one answers.
 Two men argue loudly in two scenes, a man shouts at another man over a phone, and an older man argues with a younger man. A woman argues with a man twice. A woman shouts orders over a phone and on a plane. A young girl says to a man, "You're not gonna kill me or anything are you?"
 A TV broadcast states that a man was killed in a motor accident and we later see men and women dressed in black at a church funeral with a closed casket, and we then see a cemetery with a casket on a stand next to a pile of dirt and part of an open grave.
 A man wraps gauze around another man's hand in close-up and we see a spot of blood on the wrap; we hear that the injured man punched through a bar door. A man spits coffee into a sink.

LANGUAGE 2 - 2 scatological terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, idiot, ugly, flipping, creepy, smarty pants), 4 religious exclamations (Oh My God, Let's Pray, God-Knows-What, For The Love Of God).

SUBSTANCE USE - A man tells his adult son that the son once was under the influence of some unknown substance and was rude. A man tosses a red and white beverage can over an outdoor balcony and in a few minutes we see him moving slowing and swaying slightly (possibly drunk or hung over), a man is shown slumped at a bar and drinking a short glass of clear liquor (he sways on his stool), a man nearby drinks some whiskey and another man holds a bottle of beer, a blurry background shot shows goblets of unknown beverages on tables, a woman holds a glass of wine as she gets up from a porch swing and says she is tipsy (a bottle of wine is nearly empty on a table), a man drinks whiskey on a plane and another man drinks whiskey backstage at a concert, a man buys a bottle of wine and holds it in a brown paper sack (he never opens it), a man holds a flask and does not open it, a woman says she needs a beer as she opens a beer bottle and drinks from it, a man drinks from a beer bottle at home at dinner, and a man sings for a cheering crowd "Don't Water Down My Whiskey."

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Single mothers, absent fathers, family, faith, death, grief, values, loyalty, second chances, performing arts, fame, groupies, Southern roots, parenting, growing up, relationships, love, commitment, unmarried parents, marriage.

MESSAGE - Small town values of family, love, faith and second chances are important life changers.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P2 - MPAAPG

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