A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Not many overt messages here except that being crude is funny. Yoda makes Luke recall best and worst nude female scenes from movies, praising traditional beauty and criticizing the rest. The dog makes a racist statement that results in feigned offense from the others.
Positive Role Models
No role models here -- only examples of what not to do. But all is played for laughs.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of cartoon violence played for humor, like when Luke cuts Ryan Seacrest in two with his light saber.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sexual innuendo and crude humor referring to sex, like when R2D2 inserts his tool into a computer and asks if she "likes it" and then her "husband" comes home and she says he was trying to rape her.
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Pretty constant stream of cursing, including "f--k." In the last scene the son says "f--k you, dad."
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Products & Purchases
Funny parodies of product placements with actual brand names, like J. Crew and Allstate insurance.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this parody of The Empire Strikes Back done by the characters from the Family Guy contains the same level of crude humor and foul language as the Fox TV show. The cartoon is packed full with sexual jokes and references to race and homosexuality played for humor, which sometimes feel uncomfortably harsh. Cursing abounds, with the f-word in regular use. 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 veers from hilarious to stupid and back again in milliseconds. The pop culture references are often very funny, though they sometimes distract from the story itself. Though the filmmakers clearly had fun finding silly ways to retell the Empire story, they take a light hand in making fun of the original's earnestness. The Family Guy series in general is often brave in tackling subjects many would deem off limits, but the result is often more harsh than clever and the intention seems more to shock than to critique.
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