What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film includes broad physical and what might be termed "vaudevillian" humor: ethnic, gay, and sex jokes, with language that might need explanation for younger viewers ("I shall take your virginity!" "You had to schtupp every little old lady in New York..."). The film also makes fun of a neurotic man's blanket fixation, Nazis/Hitler, prison, accountants, and actors ("Kill all ze actors!"). Since the movie is a satire, only kids old enough to recognize the movie's tongue in cheek references should see it.
- Families can talk about the nature of satire. How does the movie make humor out of crooks, Nazis and sex with old ladies? How can it get away with jokes based on homosexual and heterosexual stereotyping?