Big Stan

  • Review Date: April 3, 2009
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 105 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Prison rape comedy is offensive and a waste of time.
  • Review Date: April 3, 2009
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 105 minutes

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Stan is a sleazy real estate kingpin who is sent to prison and fears being raped in prison. Every excuse for crude humor and lewd language has been exercised liberally here. Women are used for sex, men are violent and vile, and a small child is encouraged to smoke cigarettes.

Violence

Stan is terrified of being raped in prison and talks extensively about being penetrated anally. He trains with a martial arts master to become immune to rape and proceeds to beat up dozens of guys in prison. Broken fingers, teeth being knocked out, men sticking razors up others anuses...pretty intense stuff for a "comedy."

Sex

The very first scene shows Stan trying to convince an elderly lady that she should buy a condo in a "black" neighborhood because "Black men cannot get enough of white women," and he proceeds to explicitly speak of being "awash in a sea of negro c-ck." Imagine what follows when he explores the theme of rape with his wife and produces a dildo that is shown numerous times throughout the film. Homosexual sex is parodied, rape is mentioned over and over. Stan asks a woman what color her nipples are and how big they are.

Language

If you can imagine an offensive word, it's in this movie. "F--k," "motherf--k", "c-ck,"" p-ssy," "c-cks-cker" and so on. Did we mention rape?

Consumerism

Stan drives a Lamborghini, and talks about his Bang and Olufsen stereo. He has everything that money can buy, including a wife whose boob job he paid for.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Cigarettes are The Master's main form of nourishment. He is never seen without a cigarette, and even encourages a small child to smoke. Stan gets drunk and he drives with the glass of Scotch teetering on his dashboard. Adults drink whiskey, hard alcohol, and beer and talk about pot and crystal meth.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that it does not get more offensive than this -- and for a comedy, it's not terribly funny. Stan's fear of being raped in prison drives the plot in this movie. Even hardened adults will squirm at some of the subject matter. Get out of jail free-- bypass this crude movie.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Rob Schneider plays Stan Minton, a real estate con man who is thrown in jail for duping his clients. Before he goes to prison, he bribes a judge to give him six months time to get his affairs in order. During this time he trains with The Master (David Carradine), who teaches him how to be tougher than nails and ready for prison life. Because of his fear of being raped in prison, Stan trains earnestly and ultimately conquers his fears. Once he is in prison, he fights all of the gang leaders, teaches them to live in relative harmony, and places a ban on prison rape. Then he learns of a scheme that the Warden has for turning the prison into a resort and he finds himself face to face with the Vietnamese mafia.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It's a movie about being molested in jail -- how good can it be? Really, it seems like an excuse for Rob Schneider to show some Bruce Lee moves as he does things like vanquish an enemy in the prison shower with nunchucks made of soap and a shoelace. That poor defeated lump (albeit a Nazi gang leader) is then raped with a razor blade, destined to wear diapers for the rest of his life. David Carradine parodies his role in the television classic Kung Fu by playing a grizzled, hardened chain-smoking criminal who trains Stan to be unbeatable. But martial arts lovers will be better off watching something more ...humane.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about crude humor. What is the appeal? Are there certain subjects that are never funny? For example, should rape be satirized? Where is the line between funny and offensive? Does this movie cross that line?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:January 18, 2007
DVD release date:March 24, 2009
Cast:David Carradine, Jennifer Morrison, Rob Schneider
Director:Rob Schneider
Studio:HBO
Genre:Comedy
Run time:105 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:Crude and Sexual Content, Language

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Teen, 16 years old Written byUSCTrojan June 28, 2012
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Iffy for 15+

Iffy for 15+ Mid-Teenagers.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byThePlatinumKnight December 31, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Lame

Pretty Lame movie, the full thing is on YouTube its not worth spending money on, violence isn't really much of an issue for the R rating, semi-frequent strong language, lots of lots of talk about rape and homosexuals, you'll see some butts. All in all it has a pretty bad movie, not the worst, but bad, not worth watching.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byTheTrillonaire July 5, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Don't bother

A dumb idiotic prison rape comedy isnt suitable for Viewers Under 16.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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