Movie review by Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Rapid-fire spoof with sexual jokes and cartoon violence.

PG 1980 88 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 45 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 128 reviews

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age 18+

18+ for Full frontal nudity

The film has many sex jokes and mature themes. Several suicides, a hanging, and lots of swearing. The humor is funny, but not for families. Overall I was very disappointed. Many characters die in comedic ways.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+


*Caution* Im shocked at the common sense media rating! This movie is a classic and one of my favorites! Children young enough to miss the drugs and sexual content, are also too young to truly appreciate most of the humor. *Drug use: Snorting cocaine, sniffing glue, methamphetamine use, smoking. *Violence: Lots of violence as humor, multiple violent suicides used as comedy. *Sex: Naked breasts, woman giving a blow up doll a blow job, woman sleeping with a horse, etc. Hilarious film, but not for children! Kids that are 12 to 14 years old, are just old enough to get some of the innuendos, and have a TON of questions. If your not ready to have some serious answers, or your child consults the internet, instead of you, BE CAREFUL.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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