Extreme Movie

  • Review Date: February 26, 2009
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Running Time: 78 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Vulgar teen-sex revue is extreme waste of time.
  • Review Date: February 26, 2009
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Running Time: 78 minutes

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

No 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.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

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.

Language

Excessive profanity is uttered for comical effect, with streams of dirty words in particular coming from teachers and old folks.

Consumerism

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.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

There's no real plot in EXTREME MOVIE, just a catch-all of teenage sexual jokes and body-function embarrassments, all befalling characters in a very uninhibited high-school sex-ed class (the instructor welcomes the group with a tirade of R-rated obscenities, to prove that he's "keeping it real"). Two horny students, in a parody of the 1980s teen comedy Weird Science, conjure a perfect woman via computer, only to get a raunchy fat lady; a girl accidentally lodges a vibrating cell phone in her loins; a new line of greeting cards deliver the news of sexually-transmitted diseases. In drop-in segments, actor Matthew Lillard, as himself, dispenses very un-PC dating advice in Public-Service-announcement form.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

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).

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about dirty jokes and their appeal. 

  • Why do you think a movie like this got made? What parts are funny and what aren't?

  • Use Extreme Movie as a gateway to viewing an acclaimed documentary feature entitled The Aristocrats,

  • which spotlights a gallery of comedians telling and analyzing the same

  • dirty joke and its legendary history, getting at the nature of what

  • makes us laugh.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:December 12, 2008
DVD release date:February 24, 2009
Cast:Frankie Muniz, Jamie Kennedy, Michael Cera
Director:Adam Jay Epstein
Studio:Dimension
Genre:Comedy
Run time:78 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:strong pervasive sexual content, nudity and language - all involving teens

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Teen, 15 years old Written byevolinag May 30, 2012
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Extremely sexual teenage movie is propably the worst comedy ever

I usually find at least some postive aspects in comedies, but this is propably the worst comedy ever made.The jokes seem overused, stupid and at some points they are so unfunny that in the end you have to laugh, though. I don't know how much they paid to Michael Cera to join this movie, for he is a good actor. But this movie doesn't give him a chance. There are jokes involving anthropomorphic sex toys, more than embarassing sex practises and a very stupid skit involving a Muppet-like doll talking about sex. Actually, i don't think there are jokes that don't have anything to do with sex. The whole movie looks like random scenes merched together to a "movie". Absolutely not recommended. The movie's sexuality is extreme: anthropomorphic sex toys (very graphic), dubious sex practises involving beastiality and sex in a nazi uniform, a girl masturbates with a mobile phone, a porn set, etc. Actually, sex is everything the movie is about. The language is also pretty bad. Okay, this is supposed to be a comedy and not a porn (even though a scene is set on a film studio for porns), so mature teens and up can handle it.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old July 7, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Just AWFULL

Its just disgusting it was REALY bad. just waste of time.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 12 year old Written byGoodSSJ June 24, 2011
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Too Much Sexual Content And Language

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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