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A Thousand Words

Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a man with a golden tongue. But his words are about to cost him. After he lies to Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), the guru connects each of Jack's utterances with a leaf on a magic tree -- with fatal consequences when the last one falls. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 09 Mar 2012
Video Release: 26 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is A Thousand Words Rated PG-13?


Violence: A man lies on numerous occasions. A character suffers injuries, some of which involve blood. A man is hit in the head with a flying toy. Characters wrestle and one man is knocked to the ground. A man punches another character in the head and knocks him out. A man falls off a ladder.

Sexual Content: A male prostitute makes suggestive overtures. A homosexual couple joins other dads in a children’s playgroup. A woman dresses provocatively in order to get her husband’s attention. Characters discuss all the places they have had sexual encounters. Sexual dialogue and innuendo is pervasive throughout.

Language: Frequent profanities, terms of Deity and crass anatomical terms are used along with a strong sexual expletive and a crude hand gesture.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink at a party and at home. A character walks around with a drink. A man drinks to excess and becomes drunk. References are made to illegal drugs and a character appears to be high on drugs.

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