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Spanglish | 2004 | PG-13 | - 6.2.5

Adam Sandler stars as an excellent but unrecognized chef, who likes it that way. Téa Leoni co-stars as his wife, an out-of-work marketing executive who now has time to explore every one of her neuroses. To help keep things in order they hire a housekeeper and nanny (Paz Vega) who does not speak English. Communication may seem difficult, but she manages to teach them about what is important in life. Also with Cloris Leachman and Ian Hyland. Written and directed by James L. Brooks. [1:51]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A husband and wife kiss, she tears his shirt open (we see his bare chest), she takes off her shirt (she wears a sports bra), pushes him back onto a bed, climbs on top of him and thrusts rhythmically (she moans and pants then screams when she climaxes). A man and a woman kiss (they are not married). A man and a woman kiss passionately while sitting on a beach (we see the man's bare back). A man slips his hand into his wife's robe and caresses her breast. A boy and girl dance close together and he slips his hand down to her buttock (she pulls away). A man and a woman talk and they both appear to be interested in each other. A man talks to a woman, gets very close to her face, and then she pulls away. Wind blows causing a woman's dress to cling to her and accentuate her form, and a man admires her. A man talks to a woman about her beauty. A man looks at a woman lovingly. A woman tells her husband that she has been having an affair with another man. A woman kisses a woman on the mouth (it does not appear sexual). A woman steps out of the shower into a bathrobe that her husband is holding for her (we see her bare shoulders). A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage, and a woman wears a dress that reveals bare back and shoulders. A woman's dress strap falls off of her shoulder.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man and a woman argue about parenting their daughter. People also argue in many scenes. A woman knocks her daughter down onto a bed and lies on top of her. A woman walks into a glass door (we see her with a bloody nose). A woman is angry and yells at a woman after she has taken her daughter out for the day without asking permission. A woman talks about her father having left when she was young. A man falls on the ground (he is drunk). A man paces and is nervous about a newspaper review of his restaurant.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word, 1 not fully enunciated F-word derivative, 2 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 15 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol and it is suggested that a woman is an alcoholic.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Single motherhood, family, parenting, respect for one's parent, sacrifice, intimidation, infidelity, low self-esteem, insecurity, neuroses, alcoholism, promiscuity, identity, contradictions, true love, making mistakes, hypocrisy, guilt, manipulation, sanity, natural beauty, surrogate pregnancy, weight issues, conceit, invasion of privacy, business success, perfection.

MESSAGE - Everyday life can sometimes distract us from what is truly important.

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