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Heartbreakers

The con is on in Heartbreakers, a comedy involving a mother and daughter team who marry for money... over and over. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 23 Mar 2001
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Heartbreakers Rated PG-13?


Overall: D+
With a contrived ending showing a mother accepting her daughter’s desire for independence, this twisted comedy portrays marriage as a farce, dishonesty as acceptable, and sex as a tool to achieve power and wealth.

Violence: B-
Many instances of theft or dishonesty. In comedic fashion, woman hits elderly man over the head several times. Corpse falls from a few stories and hits concrete. Man fires gun into ocean 3 times. Woman punches man.

Sexual Content: D+
Frequent sexual comments and situations throughout. Married couple goes to hotel room—she removes wedding dress to reveal lingerie, unzips husband’s pants and comments on his erection. Woman wearing very short dress. Single woman jumps on married man two times, passionately kissing him. Implied oral sex. Bikini-clad women. Group sex discussed. Woman aggressively asks if she can feel man’s genitals. Nude artwork, including a male sculpture with an erection. Woman sensuously rubs statue. In subtitles, slang reference to sex is made. Woman wipes spill from man’s crotch. Woman removes shirt, revealing her bra. Brief homosexual comment. Dead male body under sheet has obvious penile erection. Man wearing underwear is tied to bed. Daughter attempts to seduce Mother’s husband, and vice versa.

Language: D
At least: 1 sexual expletive, 5 slang terms describing sex, 28 moderate profanities, 21 mild profanities, 15 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Two main characters smoke, one to excess. However, smoking is portrayed as being unattractive.

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