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Baggage Claim | 2013 | PG-13 | - 5.2.4

Determined to become engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, a flight attendant (Paula Patton) has only 30 days left to find a husband. Hence, she uses 30,000 flying miles while contacting ex-boyfriends and potential mates, many of whom she never wants to meet again. Also with Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs, Christina Milian and Derek Luke. Directed by David E. Talbert. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman kiss in a long shot and in several close-ups; we then see him lower her dress to the floor (we see a close-up of her bare abdomen) and he removes his shirt to reveal his bare chest as the camera pans back and we see his tight-fitting briefs and thighs as he leans over the woman, whose wearing a bra and panties while lying on a bed; the scene ends and sex is implied.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately at an airport after he proposes to her. During a dream sequence a woman dances with a man and her sweater rides up to reveal her bare abdomen and the small of her back a few times; after the dance, the man holds a toy stethoscope to her buttocks and she says that sometimes men want to touch her booty and she does not like that and the man kisses both of her hands, then kisses her lips and in real time she wakes up sitting next to the man in his pickup truck. A man and a woman decide not to get married and they kiss briefly.
 Two gay men kiss in greeting briefly at an airport. A woman walks into a hallway and shows her boyfriend a pan of cookies that look like penises, then shows him a glass of milk and asks him to come back inside their apartment (sex is implied). We see a man sitting in a bathtub filled with bubble bath and when he climbs out we see his tight briefs and tattoos across his upper chest and upper back; we also see his bare legs to the thigh and a female friend refuses to get undressed and sit in the tub with him.
 A female flight attendant has a substantial bosom and she keeps her shirt a few buttons unbuttoned to show significant cleavage and men on the flight stare at her; she leans her bosom on a man while she picks up debris from between his feet on the plane and he holds his breath until she leaves. A woman wears an extremely tight, clingy, short dress that reveals a significant amount of cleavage and reveals most of her legs to the thigh and stretches enough to show skin through it; three men stare at her behind as she walks away. A bare-chested, shirtless man wearing knee-length shorts in a gym stares at a woman with substantial bosom as she runs on a treadmill (her bosom bouncing). A woman in bed wears a tank top with straps that reveal bare shoulders and cleavage while her mother sits on the bed and tells her to find a husband. A woman's skirt rises up twice: the first time, we see the lace tops of black hosiery and part of her thighs; the second time, we see her buttocks covered by briefs under panty hose, with a shirt above that. We see a woman wearing a bra and panties. Some women wear gowns that expose some cleavage and others wear short skirts that bare most of their legs to the thigh in several scenes. A woman wears tights with a loose shirt and sweater, accentuating her curvy legs in one scene, and short-shorts in another scene, baring most of her legs to the thigh. A woman wears a man's shirt, buttoned to just below the throat, over panties and we see her bare thighs and lower legs.
 A woman and a gay man discover that they both have dates the same weekend with the same man and gasp. A woman spies on a man while outside his house and a friend on her phone asks if there are any panties on the floor; she sees a pregnant woman enter the living room (she is apparently his wife). A woman on a plane sees a male friend's girlfriend enter the aircraft with another man. A woman plans for her wedding in 30 days and her slightly older sister feels she must have a man of her own before that date; she visits old boyfriends and looks for new ones in hopes of a match.
 A woman asks a female friend on the phone, "Are you doing it?" and the reply is no; the first woman then asks, "Was it good?" and the reply is, "It was [expletive deleted] good!" A woman says that a man will dip his turkey neck into another woman's gravy (be unfaithful). A woman completely covered by a long robe lies face down on a massage table as a masseur touches her shoulders as she says into her phone, "69, I mean 59" and the scene ends. A woman tells a female friend that the friend can enjoy sex while looking for a husband; however, a male friend tells the first woman that she just likes to have sex (using a crude term). A woman says that she does not want a man with wandering eyes or a workaholic. A woman says that her mother feels that she (the daughter) is not a woman yet, since she is "not married with two children." A woman says, "It's gonna be more than the turkey being stuffed" on Thanksgiving, implying a female friend will have sex. A woman says that a man wanted to have international travel booty. A woman says, "None of the married men I date wear wedding rings." An album cover of a male singer features the slogan, "I put sexy on the map." A man who is trying to help a female friend find a date asks a male friend whether the date absolutely must be a man and the answer is yes. A man tells a female friend that his parents were married for 40 years and she says that is not likely to happen anymore and there is no perfect guy. A wealthy man says he will not remarry, because two marriages already ruined good friendships with the women he married and divorced. A woman refuses to travel with a man, saying that she wants marriage and children, and she returns an expensive bracelet he gave her.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man and a woman in an apartment argue about how they will spend the evening when another woman screams into the apartment (which belongs to her) from the doorway, where a security chain is in place; she screams and hits and kicks the door, shouting "Ouch" when she hurts her foot and hops on the other foot and the woman inside the apartment hides on the fire escape; once inside the apartment, we hear the other woman scream at the man off screen and we see drinking glasses and dishes being thrown through a window over a fire escape and toward the audience, smashing glass; the woman on the fire escape climbs down a ladder in a torrential downpour.
 A mother and her adult daughter argue briefly several times about whether the daughter must find a husband; they daughter doesn't want to get married and the mother is insistent and intimidating, using stern facial expressions and telling the daughter that she is getting old (at 30 years old). Adult friends argue about holiday plans twice. Two women argue about one of them and whether she will break up with her boyfriend. A woman hiding in a trashcan argues with a friend over the phone. A man tells a coworker on the phone that he will jack up the coworker (beat him up).
 A man calls a woman friend by his dog's name and the woman becomes a bit angry and leaves; as she does so, the little dog grabs the woman's handbag and she pulls the bag and the dog into the hallway as the scene ends.
 A woman hides in a large trashcan and must brush debris and limp napkins off herself when she gets out. A man tells his little dog to "go pee" twice and the dog runs out of the room.
 At a banquet, a man makes the gesture that means, "gag me/vomit."


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LANGUAGE 4 - 1 sexual reference, 6 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, stupid, nuts, dumb, funky), stereotypical references to brides, single women, mothers, African-Americans, bigoted white men, playboys, business travelers, flight attendants, the wealthy, Republicans, politicians, 4 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - Brightly colored alcoholic drinks are served on an airplane in a couple of scenes, a man and a woman drink champagne on a yacht, a large bottle of champagne is shown in an ice bucket, several bar and club scenes feature men and women drinking martinis and other mixed drinks, two back bars feature liquor bottles on a two-tiered shelf, a woman tells friends that they have all had too much to drink (no one seems intoxicated), a banquet room with many tables is shown with bottles of wine and champagne at all the tables, men and women drink during a banquet dinner and speeches, a man and a woman leave a restaurant table and argue about her wanting to drink alcohol, an older man drinks Scotch at a dinner and will not allow his wife to drink alcohol, a man and a woman drink wine while cooking dinner, a man and a woman drink margaritas poured from a pitcher, a woman at a bar drinks 6 martinis and sings karaoke while slurring her words, and a man buys a woman dinner and a few drinks.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, love, marriage, commitment, friendship, family, independence, wealth.

MESSAGE - Getting married is not as magical as staying married.

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