A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Comments upon the value of second chances, and third chances, and fourth, etc., etc. "If you want something bad enough, never give up."
Positive Role Models
Though protagonist initially exhibits generosity, smarts, and positive values, he's irresponsible and unwilling to grow up. Events convince him to commit to adulthood. Female lead is a physician, but still is not proactive in her relationships with her father and fiance. Stereotypical rich businessmen. Insults to overweight character.
Violence & Scariness
Slapstick action in multiple scenes: fistfights that include kicking and punching, encounters with motorcycle toughs, wild rides and crashes, falls, a fire in a church, and a farcically mangled arm.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Leading character is naked in numerous scenes; he's either seen from the rear, in angles to avoid exposure, or with his genitals covered by a hand, a hat, newspaper, shopping bag, etc. Farcical kissing (with tongues). Sexual innuendo (i.e., "we did it to your songs"). A prostitute is a featured character. No overt sexual activity.
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Frequent profanity (e.g., "s--t," "ass," "pissed," "hell," "balls," "bitch," "hooters," "your junk," and one use of "f--k"). A character vomits.
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Products & Purchases
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking, references to being drunk. A character is thought to be on an "Ativan high."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Naked is a farcical comedy in which the lead character is forced to repeatedly relive one hour on his wedding day. Each time, he wakes up naked on the floor of an elevator, then must attempt to clothe himself and find his way to his bride's side at the church. The filmmakers manage to obscure any frontal nudity using camera angles and various objects that hide his genitals from view, but this concept is the central focus of the movie. Count on some sexual conversation (joking, questioning fidelity, innuendo) and lots of profanity, including "s--t" "ass," "balls," "junk," "hell," and one use of "f--k." Characters kiss; a prostitute is a featured character; and there's comically sensual dancing. Slapstick action, including falls, crashes, fistfights, chases, and wild rides, is frequent. Other than some talented African-American actors taking part in the endeavor, there's nothing about this movie to recommend, even for teen slapstick fans. 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 coming-of-age story about an immature grownup, this film is filled with sight gags about being naked, superficial characters, a very predictable story, and some homilies about cultural intolerance. Naked has a ridiculous premise, an absence of logic, and repetitive scenes that begin to grate well before the movie's midway point. Marlon Wayans, an exuberant fellow willing to go to any lengths to get a laugh -- even in a movie as dumb as this one- - hasn't done himself any favors if he hopes to transition from "comedian" to "actor." Based on a 2000 Swedish movie, Naked hopes to be a naked version of Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray treasure, but lacks the cleverness, irony, and circumspection that defined that film. Not recommended.
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