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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Strong friendships sometimes can endure major rifts. Apologizing is important. Friendship should be more important than making money. Men want to go crazy right before they settle down and get married.
Positive Role Models
Arnaud is a fast-talking, lying con man who thinks telling the truth makes him a wimp. Vincent thinks telling the truth is the most important thing, even if it hurts someone he cares about.
Violence & Scariness
A groom throws up as he's about to kiss his bride after a weekend of partying. A man high on drugs threatens to jump off a roof. He's pushed off onto a large inflated tarp below. A man falls, breaks his arm. Women chase a man through the woods, shooting him with paint guns. Men shoot automatic weapons at a car for fun of destroying it. Guys drive a tank, shoot a missile from it. Jokes about or references made to Osama Bin Laden, anti-Semitism.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A man frankly describes foreplay with his wife, talking dirty to her, "breast-feeding" at his wife's breasts, and his sexual attraction to heavy women. Sex club features wildly costumed men and women, scantily clad women, bare breasts. Couples are seen having sex, mostly nude (no genitals seen). A man tries to kiss another man, who isn't interested. A woman kisses a woman. A man is offered oral sex by woman masquerading as hotel housekeeper. In sex club, couples are seen having sex standing up in hallway. A man shows off a tattoo on his arm of erect penis and testicles. An oversized throw pillow is of nude man with erect penis.
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"Motherf----r," "s--t," "f--k," "bitch," "d--k," "ass," "hard-on," "blow job," "jerk off," "hooker," "sodomy," "damn."
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Products & Purchases
Movie is about organizing and marketing a last fling to bachelors right before they get married, including consumption of alcohol and drugs and the company of good-looking women.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol. Two men take ecstasy without knowing it until it's too late. Film depicts a bad trip and hallucinations. Cocaine use is mentioned. A man is so high he threatens to jump off a roof.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Budapest, a 2018 French comedy with English subtitles, mines the same territory as The Hangover, Bridesmaids, and Search Party. The movie revels in raunchy, out-of-control behavior, with lots of partying, nudity, and sex, including women with women and men with men, as well as talk of fetishes, some induced by drugs and alcohol, and some by ordinary lust and/or stupidity. Adults could enjoy the broad, farcical humor, but anyone younger will be in over their heads. Language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "d--k," and "blow job." Adults smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol to excess, and take ecstasy. Cocaine is mentioned. Several scenes focus on hallucinatory reactions to drugs, and one totally wasted man threatens to jump off a roof. Jokes or references are made about Osama Bin Laden and anti-Semitism. 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 frenetic pacing of this movie matches the snarky humor, as profanity-laced one-liners fly by, some funny and others just raunchy. Budapest means to bask in the lowness of humanity; for example, one lead character proudly insists his dishonesty serves others. No doubt, many people live by such a philosophy, but this creates a likability problem that some viewers, no matter what age, may have trouble getting past. Though two married men lose their marriages over infidelities, one manages to glue things back together, while the other, still devoutly dishonest, is left in the cold. Older teens may enjoy the anarchy of two middle-age guys struggling to enjoy their lives before it's too late, but the idea that men have to behave like naughty boys in order to have a good time is questionable.
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