A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No real positive messages. Demeaning racial overtones in one segment.
Positive Role Models
No real characters created; nobody worth looking up to, anyway. Rare sight of one high-school boy in a wheelchair, but the joke is that he gets "lucky" with far more girls than his crestfallen classmates.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Bare-breasted and lingerie-clad girls cavorting in sex scenes, as drawings in the opening credits, in an online striptease, and what is supposed to be the making of a porn flick. Frequent close-ups of sex toys that look like male and female genitalia. Jokey references to masturbation, oral sex, anal sex (homosexual and heterosexual), group sex, fetishistic sex, etc.
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Excessive profanity is uttered for comical effect, with streams of dirty words in particular coming from teachers and old folks.
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Products & Purchases
Occasional computer logos and clothing labels. Some gag commercials for sex-aid products that are clearly fictitious.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Much drinking and inebriation in one sketch-segment. In another a character (well, a sex doll) commits suicide with an overdose of pills.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sex comedy wants to push the envelope for tastelessness and shock. In addition to requisite female toplessness, the camera fixates on a sex toy that depicts a realistic, disembodied pelvis/vagina. Characters are high-schoolers (played by actors who look age-correct, for once) engaged in sexual practices and preoccupations, from basic attempts to lose virginity with a prostitute to bizarre fetishes with dwarves, Nazi regalia, and Abraham Lincoln. Though campy dialogue isn't strewn with swearing (a la Martin Scorsese), pretty much the whole range of profanity is uttered for comical effect, with both clinical and street-slang language. Locker-room humor references pornography, erections, vibrators, flatulence, etc. Heavy drinking in one segment, demeaning black stereotypes in another. 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 movie is completely skippable. A laugh-out-loud, witty, creative compilation of ribald humor...was done by Woody Allen in 1972's Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid To Ask. In comparison, Extreme Movie is an extreme waste of time, and offensively so because (unlike the Woody Allen satire) it seems so desperate in catering to a school-aged audience.
Some Saturday Night Live writer-performers supposedly contributed to the uneven and generally juvenile segments, and a few of the better bits could have stood alone well as trangressive humor -- like the one about a lonely fat kid and his love affair with a vagina-shaped rubber sex toy (it's appalling at first, but unrolls with imaginative comic logic). The puerile blackout-sketch structure doesn't build much plotline or go anywhere, though an upbeat musical number about filming a porno movie is evidently supposed to be more or less the climax -- and no, that is not our idea of a dirty joke).
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