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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This sequel lacks positive messages, opting instead for raw and raunchy humor.
Positive Role Models
No positive role models in worst movie in the trilogy.
While the movie is centered on African American characters and rooted in African American culture, much of the humor is based on dated jokes involving objectifying women, jokes and sight gags that make fun of overweight women, the visually impaired, and the elderly.
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Violence & Scariness
Gunshot at a dinner party. Visually-impaired man pulls out a gun. Prison rape joke.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex jokes throughout. An elderly aunt is shown watching a pornographic movie in her living room -- naked breasts and buttocks. Engaged couple on the verge of having sex, man has a name for his penis as he talks about how it is "ready for insertion." Scenes with male and female strippers, including a female stripper named "Angina." Talk of how Angina has a "disappearing act" involving beer bottles, and is later shown with her legs behind her head while performing. Members of a female singing group order drinks like "Slow Screw Against the Wall" and "Sex on the Beach." In a dream sequence, a priest is shown with cleavage. A man pretending to be blind touches photographs of attractive women taped to a wall, says "I f--ked her" before sniffing the photo. Character talks about how his "balls are as blue as these sheets."
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Constant profanity, including "f--k," "motherf--ker," and the "N" word. Also: "a--holes, "bulls--t," "s--t," "bitch-ass," "punk-ass," "bitch," "ass," "bastard." "Retarded" used as a joke.
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Products & Purchases
Cap'n Crunch box clearly shown.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine drinking. Talk of malt liquor drinking. Talk of rolling a "big fat blunt" in a song. Drinking at a bachelorette party.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that House Party 3 is a 1994 comedy in which Kid is engaged to be married as Play plans to throw him an epic bachelor party. While House Party 2 is filled with positive messages about activism, education, and feminism, this movie opts for raw and raunchy humor. Expect a lot of sex jokes, profanity, and dated humor concerning, among other things, overweight women, the elderly, and the visually impaired. A joke about prison rape. One of the lead characters tells an annoying secondary character, "What are you, my retarded echo?" "F--k," "motherf--ker," and the "N" word regularly used. If women aren't sight gags (elderly, overweight, etc.), they are, aside from the lead characters, little more than eye candy, including an attractive postal clerk who gets hit on by tween rappers, and strippers, including one named "Angina," who is known for a "disappearing act" involving beer bottles. She's shown with her legs behind her head while performing. Male stripper at a bachelorette party. An elderly woman is shown watching a pornographic movie -- brief nudity (breasts, buttocks). A man pretending to be blind touches photos of attractive women taped to a wall and says "I f--ked her" before sniffing the photo. Drinking at a bachelorette party. Talk of drinking, talk of a "big fat blunt" in a song. 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 is yet another third movie in a trilogy that's the worst of the three. House Party 3 is especially disappointing because, after the positive messages espoused in House Party 2 about activism, education, and feminism, this movie opts to forget all that in favor of jokes at the expense of women (particularly heavyset women) and the elderly and visually impaired, among other easy and lazy jokes.
The funniest scenes, if not the only funny scenes, involve Bernie Mac as Uncle Vester. He steals every scene he's in, taking this randy ranting character to the max, effortlessly riffing so many jokes, you almost wish the movie was centered on him instead of Kid and Play. It's a dated '90s movie, but not the good kind of dated '90s movie. Some of the musical interludes are fun, but they don't overcome everything else that's wrong with this sequel that probably never should have been made.
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