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Born Yesterday | 1993 | PG | - 1.2.3

Remake of George Cukor's funny 1950 pic of the same name, about a dumb blonde who proves she has an active brain, after all. Melanie Griffith is the blonde, John Goodman plays her wealthy, boorish boyfriend and Don Johnson is a book-smart journalist hired to smarten her up.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - The opening scene scans up a couple of very long and shapely legs to Griffith's face. There is a lot of cleavage shown in Griffith's various outfits, tight evening gowns and work-out suits. Three big kisses between Griffith and Johnson.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Goodman has a very short fuse, so he yells a lot, and threatens people with physical violence; he ends up hitting Griffith twice, in the face.


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LANGUAGE 3 - Some name-calling and verbal threats. Also, about 8 profanities, mostly of the scatological variety and some mild cursing.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Tax loopholes. Bribing government officials.

MESSAGE - Fight your own battles. Learning is the path to true happiness, while only really dumb people think money is the answer. It's important to know how to ask questions. Washington politicians are basically for sale.

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