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My Cousin Rachel | 2017 | PG-13 | - 6.3.5

A man (Sam Claflin) seeks revenge after the death of his beloved guardian and believes that the woman (Rachel Weisz) his uncle fell in love with was responsible for his death. However, in the process of determining the truth, he falls in love with her himself. Adapted from Daphne du Maurier's novel. Also with Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Poppy Lee Friar, Andrew Knott, Andrew Havill, Vicki Pepperdine and Katherine Pearce. Directed by Roger Michell. [1:46]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman kiss, she lies back and he lies on top of her as he unfastens his pants and they have sex (we see him thrusting and they both moan); the woman lifts her long skirt and wipes herself (we do not see flesh) and then drops the soiled cloth on the ground. A man climbs a trellis outside a woman's bedroom and gets in through the window; the woman is inside wearing a nightgown, she blows out a candle and the two climb into bed and lie down (it is a blurry scene and we do not see sex but understand that it has occurred); we see the man shirtless later (bare chest and abdomen shown) and the woman has a sheet wrapped to cover her body to the upper chest (we see cleavage, arms and bare shoulders).
 A man and a woman kiss and she caresses his face. A woman kisses a man, and then tells him to leave. A man and a woman touch hands tenderly while talking. A woman kisses the top of a man's head and tussles his hair. A man tells a woman to kiss him (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A fully nude man is shown from a distance and from the back as he dives into a body of water (we see his back, buttocks and legs). A man is seen shirtless and we see his bare chest and abdomen. A woman wears a low-cut gown that reveals her bare upper chest and shoulders (there's no cleavage).
 A man tells a woman, "I like looking at you." A man describes growing up in a household with no women and that the only women allowed in the house were the dogs. A man talks about a woman's "limitless appetites." A reference is made to a man being gay.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman lies motionless on a beach and a horse nearby flinches and whinnies briefly; we later see the woman's body covered with a tarp and the horse is apparently shot (we hear the shot and the horse flinches). A man rides his horse close to the edge of a cliff and the ground breaks out from under him; the horse darts away and the man falls over the cliff but catches himself and pulls himself up unharmed.
 A man and a woman argue bitterly; they yell at each other and she holds a fireplace poker toward him (no one is harmed). A man tells a woman to kiss him and he grabs her around the neck when she refuses (her necklace breaks). A man throws a desk aside and grabs the man seated behind it by the lapels as he threatens him with violence. A man and a woman yell at each other and she storms out of the room; the man throws his shirt in anger. A man follows a woman and sees her with another man and he becomes jealous.
 We hear that a sick man became violent and that he held his wife by the throat. A man reads a letter from another man that seems ominous and blames a woman for his torment. We hear that a man had a "tumor in his head." A man describes having been orphaned at a young age. We hear that a man became sick and weak and the doctor sent him off to recuperate. A man threatens to inflict pain and suffering on a woman. A woman talks about the smell of a house and that it should be cleaned. A woman tells a man, "Try not to throttle her before dinner." We hear that a woman died on her wedding night. A man says to a woman about another man, "I feel as if we have just opened up his coffin and we are staring down at him." A man discusses a severe overdraft situation at a bank. A woman says, "I lost a child." A woman talks about a man hating her and wanting to hurt her. A man proposes to a woman and she leaves the room angrily.
 A young boy practices punching at a man's hands. A man climbs a trellis outside a woman's bedroom window and gets into her room.
 A man seems to suffer from severe headaches in a few scenes and we see him drenched in sweat and he collapses on the floor in one scene. A man is shown to be sick and we see him coughing awhile being examined by a doctor.
 A dog barks and pulls at its chain as a man approaches.


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LANGUAGE 5 - About 1 F-word, 2 scatological terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (preposterous, too fat, foul, fool, idiot, witch, an indecipherable insult, old, boy, miserable puppy), 9 religious exclamations (e.g. For God's Sake, Lord Knows, God, Good God, Thank Heavens, Oh My God, Thank God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman mixes "tea" concoctions with herbs and serves them to a man explaining that they have healing properties. Several men are shown drinking alcohol and they give a mug to a young boy who drinks and makes a face, a man drinks wine with a meal, a woman pours a glass of port after a meal, a man drinks a glass of wine, many people drink liquor and dance at a celebration, people drink wine with a dinner, a man drinks wine from a glass and then the bottle, several people toast with wine at a man's birthday dinner, and a man holds a glass of alcohol. A man smokes a pipe in a few scenes, and a woman tells a man to smoke if he wants to.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of parents, death of loved ones, loneliness, happiness, change, distrust, pain and suffering, justice, extravagance, infatuation, charms, betrayal, shame.

MESSAGE - Infatuation can confuse the reality of a relationship.

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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.

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