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Draft Day | 2014 | PG-13 | - 3.2.5

The General Manager of the NFL's Cleveland Browns (Kevin Costner) needs the Number One Draft Pick to rebuild his poorly performing club in the new season. With the club owner (Frank Langella) and some of the players working against him, he and his assistant (Jennifer Garner) face personal and professional challenges to acquire the top player. Also with Denis Leary, Sam Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman, and Sean Combs. Directed by Ivan Reitman.[1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - In four scenes a man and a woman kiss briefly and in one scene a man and a woman kiss for a longer time. A man and a woman are shown in a brief embrace.
 In the background a fogged glass shower stall vaguely shows a woman's indistinct back, arms and buttocks. A woman wears a white sleeveless blouse that is slightly sheer and it reveals the outlines and straps of her bra. Three football players wear loose knee-length shorts and short-sleeved T-shirts. A woman in the stands at a football game wears a shirt that bares her midriff and reveals cleavage as she twists, dances, and jiggles a little. An Internet photo shows man sitting between two women whose dresses reveal cleavage.
 A man and a woman, who are unmarried, discover that she is pregnant. A man tells his boss that he knows the boss is having sex (using a crude term) with a female colleague. Three men speculate about how many women a man in a photo has sex with each week and decide that it must be 20 women as their boss sternly tells them to stop. An office intern tells the boss that a football player told him to have intercourse with his mother. A radio announcer says on air, "We don't have any hot babes roller skating around." A man refers to a woman's colleague as her boyfriend and she becomes angry, telling him not to patronize her. A man and a woman often call another woman "sweetie" and "honey," asking her to get coffee, even though she is an executive. A team manager says that he does not like a particular football player on another team because he looks like Tarzan and throws like Jane.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - We hear that an NFL team manager's father died and when the manager's mother brings an urn of ashes to the clubhouse, he refuses to help scatter the ashes on the field during a busy day and shouts at his mother and ex-wife, slamming a laptop into a wall, leaving a gash and breaking the computer apart.
 Several football game scenes feature some tackling and roaring crowds. A football coach sets fire to a report and puts it into his manager's inbox; a woman uses a fire extinguisher to put out the small fire. A football player wipes everything off his boss' desk and stomps on it before leaving the room; he and his boss argue for a few minutes in the locker room. A male trainer slaps two men loudly on the behind in a weightlifting room.
 Dozens of arguments take place in several scenes: A man argues over the phone with different NFL team managers, a football player argues with his agent, an NFL manager argues loudly with his head coach as well as his mother and an office intern several times, a man argues with his boss, who loudly calls him names and says that he is dead and that someone should start burying him. A timid office intern who owns a computer that his boss broke shouts at him about breaking it; the boss agrees to buy a new one. A manager says that a reporter can go stick his rumors up his ... [word unspoken]. A coach unhappy with a decision that his manager makes in a group scene says, "I'm goin' to the can and throw up"; he leaves the meeting room and we do not see other action while everyone else in the room talks at once and their boss shouts, "Shut up!" We hear that a football player stood accused of previous gang activity, leaving a man in the hospital for a while and hurting his own hands (we see no injuries nor gang activity). We hear that a football player was at a party where police officers arrested all 200 attendees because there was a burglary on the premises. We hear about a football player's knee injury and that it healed well. A manager tells his staff that something is wrong with a football player and he hopes it is not OCD or bedwetting. A man says that during a big play in one football game the ball carrier was so fast that the opposing team members were soiling their pants trying to get hold of him. An NFL manager says that he fired his own dad from a coaching position because it was killing his dad from stress and physical exertion.
 In three scenes at the NFL Draft Day auditorium a large crowd of people cheers and boos loudly. Crowds cheer or boo in one scene each at a restaurant and at a party. At opening day at a football stadium we see and hear crowds and team members cheering loudly before the kickoff.
 A football player wears tattoos of numbers and designs around his neck, biceps and forearms; his cell phone has brass knuckles built into one side of it, but he never uses them.


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LANGUAGE 5 - About 2 F-words and its derivatives (1 not fully enunciated), 9 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 18 mild obscenities, exclamations (shut-up), name-calling (idiot, idiotic, crazy, insane, dumb, stupid, ugly, shameful, rogue, renegade, poser, pathetic, bonehead, jerk, Walkie Talkie Individual), stereotypical references to men, women, chauvinists, football fans, football players, NFL club owners, radio hosts, sports announcers, office interns. 9 religious profanities (GD), 13 religious exclamations (e.g. My God, Good God, Jesus, God, For The Love Of Jesus, God Help Me, Thank God, Jesus, For Christ's Sake, Holy [scatological term deleted]).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A close-up shows a crowd of people standing at a bar in a tavern with mixed drinks and beer bottles in front of them (no one is shown drinking), people hold beer bottles and cups of beer at a food stand (we do not see them drink), mixed drinks and bottles and cups of beer are shown on tables and appear in the hands of men and women during two large party scenes (a few men and women drink from their glasses), alcoholic drinks are shown on tables in a large tavern and we see a few men and women taking drinks from their glasses, and a timid male intern becomes talkative after drinking from his cocktail.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Women in nontraditional occupations, job stress, corruption in professional sports, chauvinism, honesty, integrity, families, relationships, death, football injuries, money, winning, achieving goals and dreams.

MESSAGE - Make your own decisions, maintain your integrity, and your dreams will come true.

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