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Mother's Boys | 1994 | R | - 5.7.5

Jamie Lee Curtis plays a psychopath who comes back to her family in order to torment everybody.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - There's a brief scene of heavy petting where both parties remain clothed. In another scene, the two are about to have sex, and she tears her jacket off: while there's no nudity, there's a lot of lewd kissing and several closeup shots of breasts jammed into a slinky bra. We later see a brief shot of a woman's bare breast. In another scene, a woman is shown bathing and she stands up to reveal herself to her 12-year-old son -- the audience gets an extreme close up of her bare backside.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A woman mutilates herself in several very bloody scenes, with broken glass and other household objects. A woman falls down a flight of stairs and ends up bloody. A young boy falls on a broken glass and a shard stabs him in the chest. A dog is hit by a car.


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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word, and a handful of scatological and anatomical references and insults.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Suicide, divorce, sexual abuse, self-mutilation, abandonment.

MESSAGE - There's no such thing as an instant family; you have to build one over time with love and trust.

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