Mumford

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -3

In a free society you are who you say you are. And Mumford (Loren Dean) decides to be a psychologist. So, now Dr. Mumford, he moves to a small town with coincidentally the same name as his own. And with a troubled past himself, he is able to empathize with his new patients. So much so, in fact, that he begins to edge out the competition (David Paymer and Jane Adams). But at the advice of a local attorney (Martin Short), these two doctors initiate an investigation by the psychologists review board into Mumfords credentials. And, at the same time, a TV episode of Americas Unsolved Mysteries highlights a missing person matching Mumfords description. Mumford is then forced to reveal some shocking news to the town and Sofie (Hope Davis), a patient he has fallen in love with. MUMFORDs insightful story will appeal to those looking for some depth in films. And this, combined with its subtle humor and endearing characters, should give it a moderately successful run in theaters.

Sofie has never really felt safe or unconditionally loved. Another patient is addicted to sleezy romance novels. Another is so lonely hes constructing the worlds first anatomically correct female robot. But Mumfords unorthodox approach to therapy allows him to enter their lives and effect real change. However, along with these characters problems come detailed descriptions and images of sexual fantasies, one of them including a classroom full of nude students. And several prototypes of female robots are shown in a full state of life-like nudity, one imitating sexual motions and sounds. Mumfords description of his wild past includes flashbacks of drug use, graphic nudity, and illicit sex. This lifestyle, however, is viewed negatively, and he does own up to deceiving people about his past. Despite some interesting insights into human nature, MUMFORDS gratuitous sexual activity, graphic nudity, 15 obscenities and 9 profanities, require a negative ruling.

Preview Reviewer: Cliff McNeely
Distributor:
Buena Vista/Walt Disney Co., 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521, (818) 560-1000

Summary
The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (15) times - Mild 7, Moderate 8

Obscene Language: Many (15) times (f-word 4, s-word 6, other 5)

Profanity: Several (9) times All Regular (G 2, J 1, GD 1, Lord 1, for G sake 2, G knows 1, My G 1)

Violence: Once moderate (man beaten in fantasy)

Sex: Once graphic (in bed with motion, sound, breast nudity), Once implied (woman in bed afterward with breast nudity)

Nudity: Few times graphic (female breast nudity in dream and during sex, full nudity in anatomically correct female robots); Near Nudity: few times (low cut dress, women in bras, revealing pictures in magazines/books, nurse with very low cleavage)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (references to self-gratification, patient has sexual fantasies, man constructing anatomically correct robots, sexual motion/sound in robots torso, kissing, other sexual references)

Drugs: Few times (flashbacks of mans drug/alcohol addiction, social drinking, cigar smoking)

Other: Man must pay for deception, characters all have shameful private lives to overcome

Running Time: 111 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults


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