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Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dumb comedy should be cited for bad taste.

Movie PG-13 2006 90 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Great movie, but more sex than the review lets on.

This movie is very funny, but it is not for kids. Common Sense Media really missed on the sex by labeling it as “not present”. Even though there is no graphic sex, there is frequent sex talk and references (especially by the main character) and there is one scene where the main character has a sexy dream. Along with the sex talk, there is constant profanity included, but there is more sexual talk than profanity. Language includes words like “ass” and “retard”. On top of all that, there is a scene where the main character is drunk, so the movie includes that scene and a few others that involve drinking and alcohol, as well as a fine restaurant that consists of many types of wine. Even though words like “s--t” and “f--k” are not used, this movie is very crude for a PG-13. Even though this is a spectacular and hilarious performance by Larry the Cable Guy, I would only recommend this to older teens and adults. Overall, I think this is a very funny, but very crude movie, and I highly disagree with CSM giving the film one star. It is worth at least one watch.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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In this gross-out comedy, Larry bounces from fat joke to fart joke to gay joke to disabled joke to sexist joke and back again. And since he's a health inspector, there's also plenty of room for gags involving the runs, vomit, and cockroaches. You've been warned. There will be a certain demographic impervious to the gross stereotypes Larry promotes that will cheer for him as the underdog and laugh at all the ways he's inappropriate. And the rest of us will laugh nervously or not at all.

Larry is a kind of everyman for a man of a certain age who feels worried about offending his coworkers and girlfriend simply by being himself. Larry tries to help wheelchair-bound Jack Dabbs (played by Arrested Development's brilliant Tony Hale) reach his beer or open the door for him and only receives offended stares. He eschews his partner's Prius for his ratty and junk-filled monster truck covered in Hooters bumper stickers. He mistakes his partner, a plain, serious woman, for a man and repeatedly says he's OK with him being gay. He seems to mean well, at least.

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