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Big Stan Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Prison rape comedy is offensive and a waste of time.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that it does not get more offensive than this -- and for a comedy, it's not terribly funny. Stan's fear of being raped in prison drives the plot in this movie. Even hardened adults will squirm at some of the subject matter. Get out of jail free-- bypass this crude movie.

  • Families can talk about crude humor. What is the appeal? Are there certain subjects that are never funny? For example, should rape be satirized? Where is the line between funny and offensive? Does this movie cross that line?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Stan is a sleazy real estate kingpin who is sent to prison and fears being raped in prison. Every excuse for crude humor and lewd language has been exercised liberally here. Women are used for sex, men are violent and vile, and a small child is encouraged to smoke cigarettes.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Stan is terrified of being raped in prison and talks extensively about being penetrated anally. He trains with a martial arts master to become immune to rape and proceeds to beat up dozens of guys in prison. Broken fingers, teeth being knocked out, men sticking razors up others anuses...pretty intense stuff for a "comedy."

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    Sex: The very first scene shows Stan trying to convince an elderly lady that she should buy a condo in a "black" neighborhood because "Black men cannot get enough of white women," and he proceeds to explicitly speak of being "awash in a sea of negro c-ck." Imagine what follows when he explores the theme of rape with his wife and produces a dildo that is shown numerous times throughout the film. Homosexual sex is parodied, rape is mentioned over and over. Stan asks a woman what color her nipples are and how big they are.

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    Language: If you can imagine an offensive word, it's in this movie. "F--k," "motherf--k", "c-ck,"" p-ssy," "c-cks-cker" and so on. Did we mention rape?

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    Consumerism: Stan drives a Lamborghini, and talks about his Bang and Olufsen stereo. He has everything that money can buy, including a wife whose boob job he paid for.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Cigarettes are The Master's main form of nourishment. He is never seen without a cigarette, and even encourages a small child to smoke. Stan gets drunk and he drives with the glass of Scotch teetering on his dashboard. Adults drink whiskey, hard alcohol, and beer and talk about pot and crystal meth.