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Waking Ned Devine



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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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MPAA Rating: PG

In this Irish comedy, a small village is turned upside-down when one of its residents wins the lottery. Starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, James Nesbitt, Susan Lynch, Eileen Dromey, Robert Hickey, Maura O'Malley, Fintan McKeown, Brendan F. Dempsey, Dermot Kerrigan and Jimmy Keogh.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A little sexual innuendo, one passionate embrace, and we learn a child was born out of wedlock. We see the bare posteriors of two men; we also see one instance of full-frontal male nudity, albeit at quite a distance so we don't see much clearly. A few scenes of a nude man riding a motorcycle -- his groin is covered.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - One person is accidentally killed by a car; we don't see the person or the effects and the situation is comical, not dramatic. A few times, we see a dead man sitting in a chair; in one scene, a man is poking around in the dead man's mouth and accidentally knocks his dental bridge out and onto the floor -- not gory, but gross. A woman slaps a man's face.

PROFANITY 1 - A handful of insults, anatomical references, and scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death, fraud, friendship, close-knit communities, winning the lottery.

MESSAGE - Sometimes a little white lie -- for the greater good -- isn't so bad.

Special Keywords: S4 - V2 - P1 - MPAAPG

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