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A Cool, Dry Place | 1998 | PG-13 | - 4.3.5

Vince Vaughn plays a single parent who is torn between his estranged wife and new girlfriend, as well as continuing his career as a high-powered attorney and focusing on raising his five-year-old son. Also with Joey Lauren Adams, Monica Potter, Bobby Moat and Devon Sawa. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Some sexual innuendo and several passionate kisses (in one scene, a man lies on a topless woman and kisses her, but all we see is her upper chest from the side). A woman straddles a man as they're standing and kissing, then they move to the couch; we later see them snuggling in bed, obviously post-coitus (they're nude but covered with a sheet). Briefly, a woman moves rhythmically while straddling a man in a car (they're both clothed, but we do see the woman's cleavage). We see a shirtless boy and a girl wrapped in a blanket and it's implied they've been having sexual contact (we haven't seen anything, though). It's implied a girl puts a nickel into her vagina to show off for a boy (she pulls her skirt out and we see him peering up her skirt). We see a man's bare back as he's showering, a woman's bare back as she's showering, a boy's bare back and chest as he bathes, a few bare-chested men and part of a boy's buttocks as he's urinating (he's seen from a distance, so nothing is very clear). We see a man in boxers and a woman in panties and a short shirt sleeping on a couch. A few women wear cleavage-revealing tops.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman purposely drives her car into a building (no one is injured). Twice, a boy hits a man's back and arm (he does so while the man is carrying him and when the man is threatening to throw something away). A man grabs a boy's arms and drags him into a room. A man throws and breaks a boy's jar. A boy's arm is stuck in a toilet and he screams as a man pulls it out (he's shaken, but not injured). A man knocks over a table and kicks a chair. We briefly see a karate fight on a TV. We see a wrecked car, but learn that no one was injured. A boy urinates in front of a girl (we see the stream).


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LANGUAGE 5 - Three F-words, a couple of anatomical references, many scatological references and lots of mild obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Marital problems, separation, abandonment, single parenting, relationships, balancing career ambitions and family responsibilities, teen sexuality.

MESSAGE - Being a biological parent doesn't automatically make you a good parent; parenting involves sacrifices.

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