What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this comedy adventure isn't as kid-friendly as the previews suggest. The four middle-aged friends who set out on the central road trip use plenty of adult expletives, and the genuine biker gang they butt heads with is full of slapsticky violent, tattoo-covered hog riders out to punish the "suburban a--holes" posing as bikers. And then there are all homophobic jokes and double entendres -- not to mention the scatological possibilities of four men taking on the great outdoors. Be prepared for a lot of gay, poop, and pee jokes.
- Families can talk about what the four friends learned about themselves and each other on their road trip. Why was the trip so important to Woody? How was Woody misleading his pals? Why didn't Doug's son consider him cool until the end of the movie? Why was Bobby afraid of his wife? How did Dudley act bravely despite his geeky personality? Ask kids to explain how the guys proved their friendship to each other. What other movies does this one remind you of? What's the appeal of "road trip movies"?