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Jackass: Number Two

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

More stupid and dangerous stunts. Duh.

Movie R 2006 95 minutes
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While you might wonder at the longevity of Johnny Knoxville's career or the continuing participation of Bam Margera's parents, the punk-rock appeal of Jackass is plain. Boys everywhere are supposedly thrilled by the guys' excess and the offense and their effort to undermine structure and upset adults ... and girls. It's no accident that the Jackass universe is male (save for the finale dancers, April Margera, Spike Jonze in drag, and a performer brought in by John Waters, Number Two is entirely populated by males).

The cast members' interest in their penises and bottoms is patently adolescent (their refusal to grow up constitutes much of the Jackass appeal). While it's frequently been termed homoerotic or even "gay," such interest here leads into a strangely broader set of observations about fear and threats as a cultural norm. Certainly, the guys offer up some familiar-seeming pranks that restate their childish delight in all things "doody." They repeatedly inflict injury on exposed bottoms, a repetition that makes the ostensible "transgression" quite ho-hum.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 22, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: December 26, 2006
  • Cast: Bam Margera , Johnny Knoxville , Steve-O
  • Director: Jeff Tremaine
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: for extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.
  • Last updated: February 25, 2023

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