Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

"One of the 50 Coolest Websites...they simply tell it like it is" - TIME

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO


advertisement


advertisement

The Bread, My Sweet (aka A Wedding for Bella) | 2002 | NR | - 4.3.5

A young man (Scott Baio) is a very successful Wall Street executive, but he quits his job and decides to concentrate on his family bakery, where he works with his two brothers. He also proposes to a woman he's only met once, because she's the daughter of his ailing surrogate mother whom he wants to make happy. Also with Kristin Minter, Rosemary Prinz, Shuler Hensley, John Seitz and Billy Mott. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman lifts a man's sweater and caresses his abdomen, they kiss passionately, then we see them in bed kissing and rolling (we see the side of her bare breast and his bare back and chest). A man and a woman kiss a few times, and a man and a woman flirt. A woman wears a low-cut dress that exposes cleavage in a couple of scenes and photos show women in cleavage revealing dresses and also show men and women kissing. We see a man in his boxer shorts (he's bare chested). Two men talk about their sexual activities and one is accused of being very active with many partners. A woman talks to her daughter about sex. A man touches another man's crotch while measuring him for a suit and the man protests. A man reaches into his pants pretending to expose himself. A woman admires a man.


the review continues below...

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman dies. A man grieves over learning that his wife is dying, and a man yells and cries uncontrollably when he learns a woman is dying. A man throws a loaf of bread at another man. A man pounds on a table in anger and frustration and a man pounds on a floor with his walker and yells. A woman complains of pain in her abdomen and we learn that she has a large cancerous mass (she winces in a couple of scenes and asks a nurse for more medication). Two men yell at each other and call each other names in many scenes. A man uses a walker because he is missing a leg (we see him attaching his artificial limb in one scene).


the review continues below...

LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word, 20 sexual references, 20 scatological terms, 13 anatomical terms, 19 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 16 religious exclamations.


the review continues below...

SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.


the review continues below...

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family ties, cancer, marriage, responsibility, corporate culture, the Peace Corps, compassion, miracles, quitting, mental retardation, lying.

MESSAGE - Life is fragile and short so we should live well. Follow your heart and you will find happiness.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


advertisement


advertisement

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we don't always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we will accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we do not always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

Join Our Weekly Updates

Join Our Weekly Updates

Receive the latest information on new reviews

We won't sell or share your email address with anyone

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This