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The Island of Dr. Moreau | 1996 | PG-13 | - 2.6.5

Marlon Brando is Dr. Moreau -- a scientist who has populated a remote island with his half animal, half human children.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A half-human/half animal woman gives birth and we see one bare breast, kisses.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Lots of disfigured half human/half animals (a laboratory scene has the same in fetal form). A bloody childbirth, fistfights, beatings, foot chases. A few times we see bloody, mutilated rabbits (a man twists a rabbit's neck). People are shot and sometimes we see blood. A man/animal takes an implant out of his chest and we see the bloody wound. A man is mauled and we see some blood. A man/animal drips blood and some man/animals are shocked a few times which results in convulsions. A woman is hung in shadow.


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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word, one mild obscenity.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Genetic research, disfigurement, science, isolation, insanity.

MESSAGE - We shouldn't play God.

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