Pause for kids 17 & under
Language + sex + violence = funny, but not for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this subversive, mature comedy earns its R rating with lots of adult material -- from partial nudity to drug use, violence, and swearing. The villains catch the main character, strap a bomb to his chest, and force him to rob a bank. Guns are also pulled, a flame thrower is used as a weapon, and there are car crashes, fights, and at least one dead body. A strip club scene includes topless women; there are also some implied sex acts (including oral sex) and lots of innuendo. Language is constant, including "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "t-ts," and "c--k." Characters also drink lots of beer and smoke some pot.
Families can talk about the movie's violence. How does the movie's comic tone affect its impact?
Are Nick and Chet role models? If not, what makes them interesting characters?
How does the movie depict drinking and drug use? What are the real-life consequences of substance use?