A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon-style peril and pratfalls.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent and crude references.
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Many, many raunchy euphemisms.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes lots of gross, raunchy episodes. Don't be fooled by the PG-13 -- it's not appropriate for middle schoolers and younger kids. If there's a bodily function -- or dysfunction -- to make fun of, you'll see it in this movie. There are jokes about poop pellets shooting out of the rear of a giant hamster, which also sexually abuses a man. A huge bulge grows behind Dr. Klump's zipper until his alter ego Buddy Love bursts forth. There's a harsh portrayal of the sexuality of middle-aged and elderly people and talk of Viagra. When the grandmother grabs a man for a big, sloppy kiss, he throws up. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It's a shame that somewhere inside this gross-out raunch-fest is some real acting and some real stories and characters we'd like to know better. Eddie Murphy is phenomenally talented, and the special effects wizards create six different completely believable characters. You'll forget that one person is playing seven parts.
The romance between Sherman and Denice had a lot of possibilities -- two brilliant but insecure scientists trying to connect to each other. Murphy allows us a tantalizing glimpse of how tender Sherman is, and how much he longs for Denice -- until the next hamster poop joke comes along.
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