Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Vulgar satire manages to be both stupid and smart.

R 2006 84 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 13+

Despite the inappropriate content there's a decent message

There are definitely a lot of sexually suggestive jokes, a lot of swearing, and drinking/smoking and just general crude humor. This, like most movies, depends on the kid. If your child has had the talk about where babies come from and can understand satire, then they should be fine watching this. This can spark discussion about evolutionary traits and selective breeding, as well as poor diet, lack of education, dumb popculture and its consequences. The violence is comical and of course meant to be stupid (ex: their popular TV show called "Ow, My Balls!"). Nudity is brief and not sexual in nature at all, it's a scene of people in a cinema laughing hysterically at movie that is simply a guy's butt with fart sounds. There is a lot of swearing and crude humor throughout, but it's all meant to be seen as stupid and is not promoting the behavior in any way. I put 13+ because I feel like there are PG-13 movies that are much worse than this movie, (I'd rather my kid watch this than a PG-13 horror movie any day) but it does depend on your kid's knowledge about worldly things and should be at your discretion. If you feel your kid can handle it I recommend letting them watch then have a discussion about the similarities they could spot that are currently happening in our society, and how it's both hilarious and terrifying lol.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
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age 15+

Derp! It's Satire

Funny and was eerily prophetic (at the time of it's release. I think it is ironic that there are idiotic reviews for the movie Idiocracy. The stuff you're offended by (racism, homophobia, etc) are used to make fun of the idiots who think that way...that's what a satire is. People who don't understand satire have no business writing movie reviews. (MAGA)?

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