What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a review of the rated R version that was in theaters, not the unrated version available on DVD. Although this raunchy buddy comedy may appeal to younger teens and perhaps some mature tweens used to ribald humor, there's no question that this movie is a hard R when it comes to language and sex. Virtually every other word is a profanity ("f--k" and then some), and the majority of jokes are sexual, scatological, or derogatory. There's also underage drinking, as well as adults who drink and smoke (a pipe and a joint). Consumerism boils down to a movie-long focus on Playboy (the magazine, Hugh Hefner, the bunnies and parties, and the monthly centerfolds), and violence, while played for laughs, includes both pratfall-type injuries and beatings.
- Families can talk about how the movie handles sexuality. Although it touches on the merits of abstinence and the possible pitfalls of promiscuity, what is the movie's ultimate take-away message about sex?
- Also, is the explicit scatological and sexual humor funny or offensive?Why are some people offended by what others find funny?
- And do youthink hip-hop music is as overtly sexual and misogynistic as thesongs/singer featured in the movie?