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Post Grad | 2009 | PG-13 | - 4.4.4

A college grad (Alexis Bledel) had it all planned out -- great grades, great college and great job. However, when things don't go her way after she graduates, she has to move back home with her eccentric family (Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch and Carol Burnett) and start from scratch. Also with Zach Gilford and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Vicky Jenson. [1:29]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man compliments the appearance of a young woman's ears, while rubbing them with his hand; the woman then kisses him passionately, she removes the man's shirt (his bare chest is shown), they continue kissing passionately, a group of people enter, they flip over the couch and we see the woman's bare back.
 A young man and a young woman share a passionate kiss and the man lifts the woman off her feet and twirls her around. A man runs his fingers through a young woman's hair and they share a kiss. A man kisses a woman on the cheek. A young woman models a dress for a young man and asks him to zip up the back, and the man slowly zips her up while looking at her in the mirror, longingly. A young man reclines with his arms around a young woman, who is leaning against his chest -- they are both fully clothed. A young woman and a man, holding hands, leap onto a beach and embrace.
 A young woman smiles suggestively at a man when he looks at her. A young man and a young woman walk hand in hand. A young woman playfully kicks her foot at a young man, and he grabs her foot and begins to massage it, while commenting on her foot's shapely nature and his love for her. A man looks at a young woman, looking her up and down, and greets her with a warm hello. A young woman sits on a float in a pool while talking to a man-- he sits by the side of the pool. A woman and a man hold hands.
 A young man attempts to feed a young woman an Eskimo Pie, she instead takes the Eskimo Pie, takes a bite with a moan, and comments that it was like, "God performing in my mouth." A young man and a young woman see a woman riding on a man's back, and the young man says he hopes the woman is getting paid overtime and she does not have to "take this" (assuming it is sexual harassment). A young woman knocks on the door of a young man to profess her love for him, and when he opens the door she sees a woman sitting on his bed and assumes that they are sexually involved. A young woman tells another woman about reading a very mature book ("Naked Lunch") when she was only 13, saying it was, "like sex-ed, but more awesomely foul-mouthed."
 A man tells a young woman that "herpes isn't a picnic" and asks if she had been using protection while she was having intercourse. During a phone message an elderly woman tells another woman, "Condoms are your friend." A man tells a young woman that she is not allowed to be around "the penile area," while making crude sexual gestures. A man asks a young woman if she would like to have breakfast-for-dinner and the young woman agrees. A woman makes a crude comment about "giving condolences," implying sex, when she overhears a sexual moan through a front door. A young man sings a song about spurned attempts to kiss a woman. A man tells a young woman that she can use sex to sell a product and uses a sexual reference on how women on a TV show perform.
 A young woman is shown wearing a low-cut dress and when she leans over her cleavage is visible. A woman is shown wearing a very low-cut, cleavage-exposing tank top. A young woman, wearing a tank top, is shown trying to sleep. A man raises his arms, causing his shirt to lift slightly, exposing a small portion of his bare abdomen. A young woman walks into a room, takes off her suit coat (revealing a blouse underneath), takes off her shoes, and jumps onto a sofa and lies on her back. A young woman wearing a knee-length skirt is shown riding a bike (nothing is shown). Using a crude anatomical phrase, a man tells a young boy to go without fear or hesitation and another person in the background then shouts the same phrase to the boy.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man puts a car into reverse and speeds out of a driveway, the shriek of a cat is heard, followed by a squishing noise, and the car continues down the driveway and across a street and crashes into a group of garbage cans (the driver is unharmed). A produce truck crashes into a car, causing the driver of the car to lurch forward and the passenger to make a large smudge of lipstick all over her cheek (they are uninjured).
 A man steps in the remains of a dead cat that had been run over by a car and while the body is not shown, a "squish" is heard, and several people moan in disgust. The presumed remains of a recently deceased cat are shown in a pizza box carried by a man; the man drops the box into a small hole, he realizes it is too large for the hole and begins to use his foot and then hand to push the box into the hole, while an onlooker is upset by the treatment of the body.
 A young woman hits her head on a sloped ceiling when she is awakened suddenly (she stands up, unfazed). A man carrying an oxygen tank hits a man on the head with it as he walks through a crowded seating area. A woman knocks two people in the head with her purse as she walks through a crowded area. A man closes a door in a young woman's face.
 A man accuses another man of theft and attempts to grab the man's belt buckle, and the other man jumps into a defensive stance and appears about to do martial arts moves while shouting and swinging his arms; one man runs away, with the other man chasing him and shouting.
 A young boy driving a boxcar shaped like a coffin, careens through a street with other boxcars, almost hitting one boxcar's tires with his own; the boy attempts to brake, sparks fly from the brakes, the brakes do not catch, the boy goes through a plastic net-fence, drives out of control through a wooded area and lands in a pond (the boy stands up and appears to be unfazed).
 An elderly woman is shown, lying in a coffin, looking quite dead and as two other women and a young boy approach the coffin, she springs up, and asks the young boy his opinion about which coffin she should purchase. As a young woman walks through a casket showroom she notices one is shaking, and as she approaches the coffin, a young boy pops out of the casket; the woman jumps backward into another coffin, knocking it to the floor.
 A young woman drives an ice cream truck onto a basketball court where people are playing. Two police cruisers, lights flashing, pull onto a street; a woman, thinking she is being arrested, places her hands on her head, the police rush past her, charge into a house, and handcuff and escort a man out of the house. A man, while backing up a car, runs over something with a crunch and comments that he hopes it is not a cat. A young woman slams a door and rests her forehead against it, then bangs her head lightly against the door four times. A young woman slams a handbag on a shelf. A young woman shouts that she is leaving and storms out of her place of employment. An older woman slams a drink on a counter, causing liquid to fly out of the bottle. A young woman shouts at a man as she is forced out the door of an office building, holding her belongings. A woman gives another woman a dirty look, to which the woman responds that she is dying. A young woman playfully punches a young man in the arm after he teases her. A young boy, dressed as a vampire, runs up to two men and bares his "fangs." A man pounds on the front door of a house. A young man stumbles and has to catch himself while chasing a young woman down a hallway.
 A young woman tells another woman that the woman's friend is dead. A woman laments that a dead cat was innocent, and tragically murdered and another comment is made about a man having mentioned that he would like to kill the cat. A man tells another man that his cat is dead. A man kids that they should imitate a crucifixion in a television commercial to "get attention." A young woman and a young man get into a disagreement. A man jokes that the reason a young man's mother could not be present is because she is dead, to which a small group of people lift their glasses and offer a cheer to the deceased mother. An elderly woman says to another woman that she will dump her body in the nearest ditch when she dies. A woman shouts at another woman. A coffin is strapped on the top of a car. A man shouts, "I will terrorize you!"
 A young boy leans down and begins to touch the remains of a deceased cat that had been run over by a car (the remains are not shown). A man asks a young woman to smell sandwich meat, saying that it smells like a body part (using a crude term). With the sound of a "squish," a man steps in a pile of cat feces, lifts his shoes, the feces are shown spread across the bottom of his shoe, and he screams profanities at the cat. A woman tells a young boy that she does not like getting calls about him licking other children on the head. A young woman is shown prying chewing gum off the bottom of a man's shoe.


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LANGUAGE 4 - 1 obscene hand gesture, 4 sexual reference, 16 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling ("my own personal Darth Vader," loser, big pathetic loser, no talent loser, poor no talent loser, idiot, weird, moron, stupid, boar-headed), exclamations (shut up), derogatory comments about Hispanics, 3 religious profanities, 7 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A group of adults sit around a table with multiple alcoholic beverages on it, people are shown with alcoholic drinks in their hands at a party, people in a bar sit with drinks in front of them and one man is seen taking a drink from a bottle of beer, a man and a woman are shown lying on a beach in front of an open bottle of wine and the woman appears to be drinking wine out of a cup, a man pours a glass of wine for himself and offers a toast to a woman who's also holding a glass of wine, a woman jokes that she limited the "beer pong" to keep her scholarship, a still photo of a woman holding a beer can is shown, a man in the backseat of a car pours alcohol from a bottle in a brown paper bag and hands it to another man, a man purchases a bottle of wine at a store, and two men are shown carrying a keg into a large party.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, inability to find a job, failure, quitting a job, being fired, friendship turning into love, death of a pet, terminal illnesses, theft, selling stolen property, disappointment in the "real world," family eccentricities.

MESSAGE - Even if things do not go originally as planned, do not give up hope, and they may even turn out better than expected.

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