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Ed Wood | 1994 | R | - 2.1.5

Johnny Depp stars as Edward D. Wood, Jr. -- the worst director of all time ("Glen or Glenda?" and "Plan 9 from Outer Space").

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Depp is shown in women's clothing a few times, although only once is the clothing revealing; some sexual references (references to transvestites and sex changes). A woman is shown in a strapless bra and a boy tries to grab at a woman's exposed cleavage.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A few scenes of yelling, one of which includes a woman throwing plates and kitchenware and hitting a man in the head with a skillet. A man's track-riddled arm -- from drug use -- is shown: he lies in a hospital bed screaming during withdrawal.


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LANGUAGE 5 - Eight F-words, several scatological references and a handful of mild obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sexual deviations (cross-dressing and transvestitism), the whims of fame.

MESSAGE - Follow your dream; friends are priceless.

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