InAPPropriate Comedy



One star is too good for this unfunny, poisonous garbage.
  • Review Date: March 22, 2013
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 84 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

No positive messages amid the nonstop jokes about sex, racism, and homophobia positive. The angry, aggressive responses to these jokes is arguably even more uncomfortable.

Positive role models

No positive role models; the movie is full of racism and discrimination, negative sexual imagery, and homophobia. During the outtakes at the end, even the actors appear to be embarrassed by what they're doing and saying.


One character is a tough cop who shoots some bad guys with a handgun. One is shot in the anus, which then bleeds everywhere. A fight breaks out when a "hidden camera" gag goes awry. An angry passerby beats up one of the actors. Many other tense scenes with heavy aggression.


Strong, constant verbal innuendo. In some segments, characters "critique" porno movies; in one of them, sex is suggested in silhouette behind a partition. In the blackout sequence, a man uses his genitals as part of a mousetrap. Lohan does a "Marilyn Monroe" over a subway grate, and her dress billows up around her thighs. She's shown from beneath (with underwear); a scene-dissolve happens as if it's taking place between her legs. A couple kisses in a hot tub and makes "foreplay" noises. Characters joust with giant phalluses.


Very strong, constant language includes "f--k" in all its permutations, "s--t," "c--k," "p---y," "a--hole," the "N" word, "t-ts," "bitch," "goddamn," "ass," "d--k," "balls," "bush," "snatch," "poontang," "sperm," and more.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some empty "40 ounce" bottles are shown in one scene as part of a racist joke. Drug use during the blackout sequence.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that InAPPropriate Comedy is comedy with humor that's beyond unfunny; it's hateful, racist, sexist, and wildly offensive. Language is extremely strong, with frequent use of everything from "f--k" to "p---y," and sexual innuendo is constant. Sexual situations are also very briefly shown, and in one sequence characters critique porn movies. Violence is a minor issue; one character is a cop who shoots a few bad guys, with some blood shown. Bottom line? This is one of the worst movies ever made; don't waste your time or money.

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What's the story?

A man sits in a sewer below a city sidewalk. He blows a fan up a grate and makes Lindsay Lohan's dress billow up, like Marilyn Monroe's in The Seven Year Itch. After looking at Lohan's underwear, the man starts selecting apps on a tablet device, and, with each one, viewers see little sketches -- such as "Flirty Harry," the story of a San Francisco cop (Adrien Brody) who speaks in gay sexual innuendo. "The Amazing Racist" is a hidden camera show whose host (Ari Shaffir) tries to offend as many races, religions, and cultures as possible. "Blackass" is an African-American version of Jackass that's even less funny. And Rob Schneider and Michelle Rodriguez play porn movie critics. In the end, Lohan shoots and kills several paparazzi. Huh?

Is it any good?


INAPPROPRIATE COMEDY was directed by Vince Offer, who's better known as an informercial pitchman for "ShamWow!" towels. That might have been a bad sign, but there's no way anyone could have guessed just how offensive, brutally awful, grossly unfunny, and absolutely poisonous this garbage could have turned out to be. There may be an effective way to parody reality TV and Jackass and to make fun of different sexual orientations, religions, cultures, races, and creeds, but InAPPropriate Comedy most certainly has no idea what that way is. 

Its approach is mean, clumsy, thoughtless, and callous. The "jokes" inspire anger, aggression, and nausea rather than laughter. During the (unfunny) end-credits bloopers, even the actors look sheepish and embarrassed at what they have been asked to do. You might eventually forgive talented Oscar-winner Brody for his work here, but it's going to be difficult for Schneider and Lohan to come back from this travesty.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can discuss all the stereotypes used in InAPPropriate Comedy. Are they funny? Are they offensive? Where's the line between the two?

  • What makes something funny to one person but not funny to another? Is there anything in this movie that you found funny?

  • Who do you think this movie is intended to appeal to? Why do you say that? Which movies is it trying to be like? Does it succeed?

  • Is any part of this movie a successful parody? Why or why not?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:March 22, 2013
DVD release date:December 31, 2013
Cast:Adrien Brody, Lindsay Lohan, Rob Schneider
Director:Vince Offer
Studio:Freestyle Releasing
Run time:84 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use

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Teen, 14 years old Written bym4r13 April 26, 2013

Do not bother watching.

Very poor. Do not bother... I agree with commonsense media.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old April 19, 2013


boooooo! bulls###
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old April 6, 2013

Piece of crap

Dont bother. My friend's sister saw this and she hated it.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing


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