A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
People of different cultures with animosity toward one another may form a bond when they have a common goal.
Positive Role Models
Central figures are dishonest and shallow but they're loyal to one another. Offensive stereotypes: a gay assistant to a congressional candidate, an Iranian radical, and an out-of-control ex-soldier suffering from PTSD (played for laughs).
Violence & Scariness
A tussle between two senior men. A slap. A bomb threat.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A lengthy scene with exaggerated sounds of sexual intercourse is heard from outside a house. A congressional candidate wanting to be in a committed relationship briefly interviews a parade of sexy women in skimpy clothing.
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Profanity includes: "hell," multiple forms of "f--k," "s--t," "ass," son of a bitch," "banging my daughter." Another moment meant to elicit laughs occurs when a young man with Down's Syndrome (a passing stranger) unexpectedly and nonsensically says "Kiss my ass." Loud repeated fart sounds. Middle finger gesture.
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Products & Purchases
Lagunitas beer, Perrier, Arrowhead water appear in many scenes.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink beer, wine, champagne. A reference to ingesting mushrooms.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 1st Born follows a young couple, expecting their first child, as they attempt to bring their maverick dads -- one American, one Iranian -- together. The movie aims to set cultural differences, and overcoming those differences, in comic perspective. Viewers can expect profanity ("f--k," "s--t," "ass," "son of a bitch," middle-finger gesture) as well as some sexual material (loud sounds of sexual intercourse emanating from a house; a parade of seductive women vying for an assignment). The movie relies on fart jokes and stereotypes for much of its humor. Action scenes are limited to a scuffle between the grandads, a bomb threat, and a slap. Some product placement. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A "send-up" of a former soldier suffering from PTSD, loud sexual intercourse heard from inside a house, and an abundance of flatulence is about as funny as it gets in this clumsy production. If the over-the-top, sloppy performances and ridiculous premise in 1st Born aren't enough, cartoon music underscoring almost every scene, childish hostilities, and stereotypes of gays, doctors, Jews, WASPS, and Middle Easterners will challenge even the most forgiving viewer. Not recommended.
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