A Lot or a Little?
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Positive Role Models
Central character is man-child who is self-involved and dishonest. He may (or may not) learn a lesson over the course of the story. Females are often the target of misogyny and sexual jokes. Some ethnic diversity.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoonish action and suspense. A fight: punches are thrown, glass breaks. A chase. Head bump. Some sinister music leading to false jeopardy.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Raunchy sexual humor: a bare butt, bare breasts, an image of what appears to be a very large penis, a brief scene of masturbation to a porn magazine, kissing.
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Pervasive profanity includes nonstop "f--k," along with "s--t," "p---y," "penis," "jerk-off," "d--k," "a--hole," "bitch," "masturbate," "s--t my pants," "pr--k," and all manner of insults and put-downs.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcoholic beverages consumed in multiple scenes; some drunkenness. Vaping. Smoking: cigarettes and one joint. References to drug dealing, Ecstasy, marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Most Likely to Murder is a lowbrow comedy about a pathetic young loser with few prospects and little hope who comes back to his hometown for a holiday. Efforts to resurrect his former "coolest" status quickly falter; disappointment reigns. Only his involvement in solving a murder -- which may or may not have been committed -- finds him center stage. And then it's only after a series of ill-conceived plans and ludicrous mishaps that he regains the limelight. The movie is filled with profanities ("f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "douche bag"), sexual put-downs ("jerk-off," "p---y"), partial nudity (a shot of what appears to be a very large penis, bare butts), and women as objects of sexual ridicule (e.g., a middle-aged woman bares her breast in a farcical sexual come-on scene). Expect some comic suspense and violence, including bloody scratches and a fight in which punches are thrown and glass is broken. Drinking and smoking are frequent, along with some drug references (Ecstasy) and scenes of vaping and marijuana use. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A nonsensical story filled with one-note dimwits and laden with raunchy language, drinking, and sexual antics (at the expense of women), this "comedy" is driven by farcical mean-spiritedness. The in-your-face, unsympathetic hero of this film has a typical persona: He peaked in high school and it has been downhill ever since. In a movie like Most Likely to Murder, it's essential that audiences like the comic hero despite his obvious flaws. Is Billy Green likable? Though Adam Pally gives his all -- a performance without a shred of vanity -- the character simply doesn't have any redeeming virtues, and Pally doesn't have the twinkle in his eye that audiences respond to in some other "jaded" comic performers. Still, there's enough fun in this bawdy effort to satisfy those who don't mind all-out inanity and easy laughs.
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