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Saving Silverman

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Overall: D
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: D
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 12 Feb 2001
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Overall: D
This PG-13 with star appeal, teaches teens that crime, sex, violence, and alcohol use have no consequences and that getting what you want in life is most important.

Violence: C-
Presented as comedic: Raccoon attacks man prior to being tranquilized with dart-gun. Blurry picture of child being dropped on head. Brief surgical scene. Man climbs pole and cuts power lines. Woman repeatedly puts man’s head in toilet. Woman and man shocked with electric animal prod. Trapeze artist falls to death—impact not seen. Car pushed off cliff. Man impaled with a football scrimmage marker and killed—not explicit. Talk of planning a murder. Two men aim gun at woman. Woman throws men out of second story window. Man shoots tranquilizer dart at woman. Man falls from moving vehicle. Man has electrodes attached to nipples and is shocked causing clothing to catch on fire. Short kickboxing scene where a man is brutally hit and killed. Man drives truck through wall of jail. At least six scenes of fist-to-fist fighting—sometimes between male/female characters, including one scene where a man and woman hit each other with chairs knocking teeth out.

Sexual Content: D
Teen boy looks up female cheerleaders dress—we see his point-of-view. Three scenes showing bra clad women. Woman rejects premarital sex, but wants to be pleasured “in other ways.” At least five masturbation remarks, including a naked man practicing yoga in order to explore masturbation possibilities. Prostitutes. Female wears outfits that reveal much of her breasts. Two homosexual characters. Grave is dug up with sexual comments made regarding the corpse. Physically restrained woman attempts to seduce her male captor, including briefly rubbing him sexually. Naked male seen from rear. Male removes pants and defecates on front lawn. Man and woman prepare to have sex, she strips down to bra, they begin kissing and fondling until interrupted. Homosexual marriage. Frequent talk of hetero- and homosexual situations

Language: C-
At least: 1 sexual slang term used in sexual context, 23 moderate profanities, 14 mild profanities, 21 terms of Deity. One moderate and one mild profanity spoken by Catholic nun characters.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C
High school coach encourages boys to use “hard liquor” to control sexual urges. Many scenes of adults engaged in social drinking. One primary character drinks frequently—holds a “beer bomb” (big funnel with a tube running to his mouth) in one scene. Background characters seen smoking.

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