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Arbitrage | 2012 | R | - 4.4.10

A man (Richard Gere) heading a successful hedge-fund company finds himself navigating many obstacles, personal and financial, in order to keep his seemingly ordered and pleasant life from crumbling. Also with Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta and Nate Parker. Directed by Nick Jarecki. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A married man and a woman who is not his wife kiss, he lifts her up and carries her to a bedroom where she lies on top of him; she removes her top (we see her wearing a bra that reveals cleavage and bare abdomen) and they continue to kiss (sex is implied).
 A married man kisses a woman who is not his wife on the neck and face. A husband and his wife kiss in several scenes. A woman (fully clothed) lies on a bed; a married man lies on the bed behind her, caresses her face and kisses her neck. A woman in a car caresses a married man's chest as they drive. A woman hugs a man and kisses the top of his head. A husband lies in bed with his wife (both are clothed). A man and a woman hug and cry at a funeral.
 We see a man's bare chest as he undresses. A woman wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A woman wears a top that falls off the shoulder and we see her bare shoulder. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage, bare shoulders and back. Women wear low-cut evening gowns that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and backs.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A car drives into a cement highway divider, the car flips over and spins on the road, the driver is shown with a bloody gash on his head and a large bruise on his abdomen and the passenger is shown lifeless with a large bloody wound on her throat; the car bursts into flames as the driver walks away.
 We see accident scene photos of a charred body in a couple of scenes.
 A man charges into another man's office, pushes the man against a wall and they yell at each other. Two men yell at each other and argue about one of them owing the other a great deal of money. A man stands in the way of a woman trying to exit an office and then squeezes her arm before moving out of the way. A husband and his wife argue bitterly.
 We see people grieving at a funeral and we see the closed coffin with a photo of the deceased next to it.
 A man lights a fire in a garbage can and burns his clothing and other items in it.
 During a TV interview we see a man talking about the housing crisis, the Depression and Pearl Harbor.
 A woman smears cake frosting on a man's face.


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LANGUAGE 10 - About 70 F-words and its derivatives (1 mouthed), 1 sexual reference, 5 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, name-calling (idiot, liar, throw away, disposable, crazy, stupid), 4 religious profanities, 5 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman snorts cocaine and a man snorts cocaine. People drink wine and sherry at a dinner party, a man and a woman drink liquor while reviewing business documents, a man drinks a glass of whiskey, men and women drink alcohol at a celebration, two men drink liquor, and at the scene of a fatal car accident police refer to a "drunk motorist." A woman smokes a cigarette in a few scenes.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Making money at all cost, competition, family, deceit, betrayal, love, aging, role models, the housing crisis, loans, lying, profiling, negotiations, fraud, cheating, lying, liability, obstruction of justice, infidelity.

MESSAGE - All things revolve around money. If you want to be a success you have to look successful.

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