A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
There's a vague message about "following your dreams," though it's not very well-defined; Bucky's "dream" ends up being about winning the girl and not much more.
Positive Role Models
Bucky is very naïve and sweet and treats people kindly, but he's such a cartoonish character that it's hard to make a case for him as a role model.
Violence & Scariness
During the opening credits, some farmers fire a shotgun at a scarecrow. Otherwise, there are some threats, but no real violence.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The movie takes place in the porn industry; there's consistent, crass sex talk and sexual innuendo, though little actual sex. There's some nudity; several different women are shown topless, and there's a very brief flash of Bucky's tiny "equipment," as well as more than one shot of his naked behind. Some characters discuss masturbating, and viewers see some examples of this without showing any actual genitals. Bucky only has sex with his girlfriend, but he ejaculates at the very sight of a naked woman; viewers see the result of this in various places afterward.
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Though Bucky doesn't swear, other characters do -- expect frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "c--k," "prick," "p---y," "t-ts," "ass," "dick," "whore," "hell," "pube," "son of a bitch," "oh my God," and more.
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Products & Purchases
Bucky mentions "Doritos Cool Ranch" more than once, and some actual chips are seen in one scene.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A supporting character is seen drinking and taking pills.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this crude porn-industry comedy was co-written by Adam Sandler, who has cast star Nick Swardson in supporting roles in many of his movies. Given the setting, the fact that it's filled with crass sexual innuendo and strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), as well as partial nudity (including topless women and a brief shot of a man's "equipment") isn't surprising. But the main character is actually fairly chaste and innocent, and so is his romantic interest. There's a little drinking and drugs, as well as a few violent threats, but the main issues here are sexual content and language. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The sheer dumb boldness of BUCKY LARSON's humor will probably coax at least a couple of laughs from most viewers, but overall the movie is embarrassingly bad. It looks like a low-budget quickie, with very little effort spent on cinematography or editing. The characters are little more than cartoon characters, with no real personalities or any kind of genuine emotional connection. It's a mystery as to how these people ever evolved.
The crude jokes probably amused the cast and crew behind the scenes, but they don't translate to the finished product; most of them simply fall flat. Moreover, the movie fails to find any reason for or connection with its porn industry setting; it's too dirty to have anything to say but too tame to be truly titillating. If nothing else, Ricci and Johnson manage some moments of warmth and sweetness, even if they're not terribly funny.
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