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Logan Lucky [2017] [PG-13] - 3.5.5



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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 divorced West Virginia father (Channing Tatum) loses his job because of a war injury and gathers his one-armed brother (Adam Driver) and his sister (Riley Keough) to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They recruit a convicted explosives expert (Daniel Craig) and his two odd brothers to intercept the track's money transport system, while local jail prisoners create diversions. Also with Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston and Sebastian Stan. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [2:00]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Several women wear short shorts. A few women wear crop tops that show cleavage and abdomens. A woman wears a semi-sheer sweater that shows the outline of a bra and another woman wears a lacey sweater with cuts outs over a bikini top that reveals cleavage and abdomen. A woman wears a clingy tight miniskirt and also reveals cleavage. A woman wears a tight knit dress that emphasizes her buttocks. A young girl wears a halter top and a wide tulle mini-skirt in a pageant. A man sprays faux tanning material onto his preschool aged daughter, who is wearing a bikini. In a close-up a woman wears a bra-like top revealing cleavage and abdomen. Two men are shown shirtless.
 A man and a woman kiss briefly in a tavern.
 We hear that a woman ran off with a truck driver from Florida. A man says, "The assistant manager started getting handsy with our sister." A man removes his shirt in the back of a car and tells the woman driver, "I'm about to get naked back here. No peeking!"

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A prison dining room barroom brawl occurs between inmates and guards, and we see kicking, choking, throwing, jumping, and punching (no blood shows); we later see that the inmates have pinned three guards into straight back chairs by wrapping cellophane around their arms and upper bodies. A fight among three men occurs and we see kicking, choking, throwing, and punching (no blood is evident). A man slams another man's head into a bar top, but no blood flows. A prison guard dumps an inmate's food on the floor, tells him to clean it up, and the warden kicks the prisoner in the face below the frame; the injured man comes up with a little blood on his nose and is placed into solitary confinement.
 A man tosses a whiskey bottle into an open car window, tosses a lit cigarette lighter in after it, and causes flames to fill the passenger compartment; three other men film the fire on phones and another man snatches away two cell phones and tosses them into the fire. Inmates fake a fire by igniting a wastebasket and two escapees ride into the prison yard dressed as fire fighters on top of a fire truck.
 A flashback shows miners digging a man out of dirt in the bottom of a tunnel under a race track using their hands; he is taken away on a gurney and we do not see him again. Two men break out of a prison through a panel in the washroom and ride out in shelving hooked to the underside of a laundry truck. A man drives a car through the window of a convenience store, shattering glass everywhere. A woman walks outside to see that someone sideswiped her car.
 A man places an explosive concoction into a pneumatic tube carrier, and sends it through the tubes; it comes back and another man catches it, shuddering with fright and the other man adjusts it and resends it; the explosive tube stops above a pit of money and explodes in a small puff of smoke and a flash of fire and men vacuum the money out of the pit before accidentally sucking the prosthetic arm off one of the men. A man mixes chemicals for a bomb and slips the bottle into a large electrical box at a race track; it explodes briefly into tall flames and extinguishes as inside the concessions units, and clerks see smoke wafting out of pneumatic tube entrances. A woman paints a box of cockroaches with nail polishes,, they are placed into pneumatic tubes under a race track and end up in a banking vault, where a woman sees them and screams.
 Silent TV footage shows a few racecars crashing into a wall. A racecar slides into a wall on a track, but the driver is OK -- he had fallen asleep because he drank champagne before the race (please see the Substance Use category for more details). A silent TV sequence shows a large fire filling the screen briefly, followed by soldiers in a line saluting.
 A bartender has a large unwieldy prosthetic forearm and hand from an injury in the Iraq War and his brother has a chronic knee injury from the war that forces him to wear a large knee brace and limp; another man says that if you put both men together, you'd have one normal person.
 Prisoners argue briefly with the prison warden. Two men offer to break an explosives expert out of prison and sneak him back in after a robbery. A man mentions a water shortage in town because chemicals from a plant up river leak into the water supply. Several people mention that a family is cursed and one man denies it. We hear that there are several sinkholes around a race track.
 A man removes his prosthetic arm several times and reveals a stump that narrows to a gathering below the elbow. In a clinic, a man receives a tetanus shot for a cut over his eye, which is bruising. A man with black eyes and a broken nose under a butterfly bandage says that he was in a fight; we saw him arguing with another man and throw a racing helmet at him, but not a fistfight. A dog with three legs walks across the screen.
 A man in a prison drinks contaminated water from a tap and vomits a substantial amount of chunky orange material onto a floor twice; he is taken to the clinic and put to bed and we see a bandage on one arm. Two men dive into a garbage shoot and land on trash bags.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture (a man walks across the screen with a finger in the air and it could be either the first or second finger), 12 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 11 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, idiots, nitwit, simple-minded, white trash, junk, weird, smelly, cauliflower, Smokey, Unabomber types), exclamations (shut-up, shut your pie hole, heck), 1 religious exclamation (Oh God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A bartender juggles a vodka bottle with one hand and mixes a drink, a bartender pours 8 shots of vodka (drunk by himself and others), a man drinks from a beer bottle at a bar and two beer bottles are seen on the far end of the bar in the background, a man drinks from a glass of beer at a bar and the bartender holds a bottle of whiskey, two scenes show a living room coffee table littered with empty beer bottles, a man orders two cans of beer and we see him drink a full can of beer at a race track, a man on the infield of a race track reluctantly drinks from a magnum bottle of champagne (he later passes out from his blood sugar dropping), a bucket with two beer bottles on ice is shown on a coffee table and a bucket holding a bottle of champagne is seen on the backseat of a limo, a women drinks from a glass of wine, and a prosthetic arm and hand holding an empty beer bottle is seen on a table as a decoration. Men smoke cigarettes in a bar as well as outdoors and in a tunnel and in an office, and two men smoke cigarettes on a porch.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Iraq War veterans, veterans' medical treatment, breaking the law for supposedly moral reasons, blended families, fathers, "baby beauty" pageants, parenting, pride in one's community, NASCAR culture, robbery, conscience, making amends, generosity, determination, sacrifice, peace of mind, forming new relationships.

MESSAGE - Helping others and caring for one's family are more important than having money.

Special Keywords: S3 - V5 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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