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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
True love is worth not being a serial killer anymore.
Positive Role Models
Lots of iffy behavior. Asian fetishism and exoticization in the film.
Violence & Scariness
The body parts that Catherine "plays with" don't look real or scary, and while there's a lot of blood here and there, none of the killings or fight scenes with Tyler are all that graphic. Lots of the violence happens just off screen or the view cuts to black before anything too vivid is shown. A woman uses a circular saw to cut up frozen body parts. A woman beats a man to death with her shoe and then tries to stuff the bloodied man into the trunk of a car. A woman takes a frozen severed head and dances with it. A woman and a man have multiple fight scenes, punch each other in the face, grab, kick, throw, and try to hurt each other with household items, tools, sporting equipment, and other weapons. A woman stabs a man in the chest with an icepick. She also breaks a wine glass and stabs the man in the hand with the broken glass. A woman drugs a man with a date rape drug.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main character often wears clothing with no bra. Lots of cleavage and see-through fabrics show nipples and breasts. A fully naked woman and bare breasts are briefly shown in the shower. A few sex scenes with some brief flashes of nudity, but mostly under covers. One sex scene with a man and two women. A woman erotically dances multiple times throughout the film and always in lingerie or skin-tight clothing. A woman takes a frozen severed head and erotically dances with it, and then mimes the head giving her oral sex. The camera focuses on her butt, curves, and chest often. A woman masturbates in the shower, no nudity shown. A man's bare buttocks are briefly shown when he takes a shower. A bulge grows in a man's sweatpants. A woman says, "You must have a tiny penis." Lots of romantic kissing.
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Strong language throughout includes: "f--k," "f--king," "s--t," "c--t," "p---y," "c--ksucker," "goddamn," "bitch," "ass," "douch bag," "t-ts," "penis," "hell," and "balls."
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Products & Purchases
The main character is all about being rich, luxury, materialism, and owning the nicest things. She always flies private. Lots of references to expensive things and brands.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults vape. Characters discuss drugs and doing "Molly" (ecstasy). Lots of drinking wine, champagne, and other alcoholic beverages. A woman drugs a man with a "roofie" (the date rape drug).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Me You Madness is a violent comedy written and directed by Louise Linton, who also stars. The movie follows the life of self obsessed Catherine Black (Linton), an incredibly wealthy businesswoman who only flies private, owns the most expensive cars, and wears the most fashionable clothing. She also likes to kill men. And cook and eat them. She states with glee that it's "hilarious to harass a man." While there's a lot of violence and blood, most of it feels fake or purposefully comic. Men get punched, kicked, stabbed, drugged, killed, beaten to death with shoes or hit with household items or sporting equipment like a tennis racket. Frozen body parts are chopped up and sawed. A severed man's head is used as a dance partner and more. Comedic fight scenes between a woman and a man. A few sex scenes show skin and adults in underwear. Linton is also quite often dressed in little clothing or without a bra, and there are a few erotic dance sequences. A fully naked woman and bare breasts are briefly shown in the shower. A man's "bulge" is zoomed in on. Lots of strong language throughout includes: "f--," "f--king," "s--t," "c--t," "p---y," "c--ksucker," "goddamn," "bitch," "ass," "douch bag," "t-ts," "penis," "hell," and "balls." Adults vape. Characters discuss drugs and doing "Molly" (ecstasy). Lots of drinking wine, champagne, and other alcoholic beverages. A woman drugs a man with a "roofie" (the date rape drug). Some Asian fetishism and exoticization in the film. 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 a strange, unnecessary comedy that's not funny. Me You Madness mostly feels like a collection of personal rants from writer, director, and star Louise Linto mapped onto an uninspired serial killer comedy. Within the first 10 minutes, Linton makes it clear that she views her film as the "woman version of American Psycho," but her film is absolutely nothing like Mary Harron's provocative, polarizing, brutal, problematic, terrifying, and compelling adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel. Where Herron's film arguably has inherent critiques of 1980s materialism, vapidity, extremism (in this case violence), sexism, and masculinity, Linton's "woman version" here doesn't thrill, terrify, or critique. The violence is surprisingly tame and uncreative, despite lots of dialogue dedicated to how the film is quite the opposite. And while tastes will vary, half of the film seems intent on finding reasons to show off Linton herself, in all her different and expensive costumes and dresses and lingerie. Many scenes simply devolve into Linton dancing (often erotically), working out, or showering. Also, there's a weirdly high degree of Asian fetishism and exoticization in the film. Of the very few side characters in the film, 2 of them are Asian, both are confidants, one a manicurist named Tien-Ting (Jimmy Dinh), the other a lover named Yu Yan (Shuya Chang). In every scene with these two Linton shows off her Mandarin and "downness" with Asian peoples. It feels odd and disingenuous.
In many specific moments and in totality, it's hard not to see this movie as simply a poorly-conceived, acted, and executed dream project of a very wealthy white woman in real life who has a film producer husband. Teens and adults should look elsewhere for laughs and thrills.
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