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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Explores themes of humanity's increasing dependence on technology and AI, and the possible ramifications of technological advances in AI, technology, and robotics.
Positive Role Models
Characters are mostly parodic archetypes living in a world in which technology, robots, and AI do most of the work.
Diversity by gender, race, ethnicity.
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Violence & Scariness
Some fighting between humans and robots. A robot shoots a laser at all the humans in the room. On a reality show, humans are forced to engage in humiliating and degrading acts for robots -- walking around like dogs, whipped in cages, etc. On television, footage of a man whose prosthetic hand went haywire and choked those around him before choking himself to death.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief nudity: naked man on a treadmill (buttocks). Lead character shown in lingerie bent over getting spanked. Characters try to have sex, but then other characters walk in and interrupt. Characters heard having sex, shown having sex from above; no nudity. Implied oral sex. A female human uses a male robot for romance and sex; it's compared to a "high-tech dildo" by another character. A copy of the Kama Sutra is prominently shown throughout the movie. A robot tells a human to press one for oral sex, two for masturbation, and to find a specialist robot for penetration. A robot witnessing the flirtations between a man and woman determines that the man has an erection.
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Occasional profanity, including "f--k," as well as "s--t," "s--t bag," "bitch," "piss," "goddamn," "damn," "hell." Middle-finger gesture.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teens drink vodka. Adults drink cocktails.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bigbug is a 2022 French sci-fi comedy in which a group of humans are trapped in a home during a robot rebellion in the not-too-distant future. There's some sexual content, including scenes in which characters are briefly shown having sex (no nudity) and heard having loud sex, a scene in which the lead character is in lingerie getting spanked by her new boyfriend, and one where a woman has been having sex with a robot programmed to be romantic to her. A naked male robot is seen on a treadmill (buttocks). Oral sex is implied in one scene. A female robot tells a male human to press one for oral sex, two for masturbation, and to find a specialty robot for penetration. There's some violence, including robots shooting lasers, robots forcing humans to engage in degrading behavior like going for walks like dogs or getting whipped in cages like circus animals, and a prosthetic hand that goes haywire and chokes people to death, including the wearer of the prosthetic hand. Profanity includes "f--k." Teens drink vodka and adults drink cocktails. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a quirky dystopian movie that sci-fi fans are likely to enjoy. Bigbug is a French sci-fi comedy from the director of beloved movies like Delicatessen and Amelie, and the propensity for Rube Goldberg devices and absurdity play to the strengths of a story about technology run amok. It's often very funny, and the colors and design of the house where almost all of the action takes place, with all its pastel colors and garish aesthetic, contrast with a world where humans seem increasingly decadent and dependent on technology to do things they used to do just fine on their own. The action takes place in the year 2045, but this world has obvious parallels to our own, with assorted sexcapades between the characters to keep the movie a more French and slightly less bleak version of a Black Mirror episode.
There are moments in the middle when the balance between the central story of uber-bots trying to overthrow humankind, house-bots trying to learn to be human, and humans trying to maintain or kindle sexual relations goes as haywire as the robots involved in this technological revolt. However, the third act and its arrival of the Robocop-esque Yonyx, a bureaucratic bully and violent tormentor of these humans, sets it right, and the final battle is as engaging as any conventional sci-fi fight to the death. It offers at least the smallest of hopes that humanity isn't a lost cause, even among the most selfish and bourgeois among us.
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