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CrissCross | 1992 | R | - 4.3.2

Based on the novella by Scott Sommer, the plot involves the film's namesake, twelve-year-old Chris Cross (David Arnott), whose mother (Goldie Hawn) reluctantly becomes a stripper.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Some bare bottoms and barely covered chests. A man moons the umpire during a baseball game. A woman strips down to a thong and pasties. A boy hitches a ride with a woman on a motorcycle who tells him to hang on tight and put his hands on her breasts. A woman sleeps with a man but only sounds are discernible; they're seen sitting in bed together. A teen couple take their clothes off but nothing else happens; we see the boy's derriere.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A boy pulls a switchblade on another boy. Some punches thrown and a gunshot or two. It's unclear whether anyone dies, but no blood is shown.

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LANGUAGE 2 - Little use of harsh words.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Vietnam war, making ends meet, single motherhood, drugs, the 60's.
MESSAGE - The end doesn't justify the means. Nothing good comes from doing bad.
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.



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