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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Boobs-'n'-booze comedy is a hard "R" for a reason.

Movie R 1982 99 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

Rated 16 (strong sex references, nudity, sex, discrimination, implied very strong language).

MAIN CONTENT ISSUES - There are strong, and at times crude, visual and verbal sex references throughout. Many sexual conversations such as characters discussing getting "laid" and such, as well as sight of a character's erection underneath his boxers, a prolonged scene where a woman talks about inspecting the penises of several young boys, talk about the size of one man's penis, and a scene where boys spy on girls in the showers. One strong comic sex scene shows two people having sex, with some thrusting but limited nudity, while the woman moans and howls loudly in pleasure. There is some graphic nudity, such as when boys spy on some girls in the shower where the girl's breasts, buttocks and pubic region can clearly be shown. A boy then places his erect penis through the peep-hole, which is mostly implied but in a couple of shots can be briefly seen from a distance. Brief sexualized nudity occurs at a strip club when a stripper pulls her bra down to reveal her breasts and jiggles them for her male audience. Mainly due to the time period in which the film is set, there are instances of discrimination throughout, including occasional use of derogatory terms such as "kike" and "n*gger". There are moments where Jews and African-Americans are used as jokes, are belittled, bullied and stereotyped. In the end, the anti-semitic behaviour is disapproved of, and despite the fact that the mistreatment of the black people in the film isn't disapproved of, the film doesn't openly encourage the behaviour. Also, there is implied very strong language in a scene where a prank is pulled on a girl working in a bar, where she unknowingly shouts out whether a man called "Mike Hunt" is there, which is an obvious word-play of "my c*nt". She says it multiple times in the scene whilst the characters in the bar laugh amongst each other. She soon realises the joke and laughs along with them. OTHER ISSUES - There are occasional scenes of moderate violence/domestic abuse resulting in bloody injury, and scenes of moderate threat. There is use of strong language ("f*ck"), and frequent use of milder terms ("p*ssy", etc). There are some misogynistic ideas and conversations about women that may offend some people. | RATED "16" - Suitable only for persons aged 16 years and over. Contains content not recommended for viewing by any person below the age of 16.
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (12):

This movie has somehow remained one of the most popular raunchy comedies of its time, even if it's not nearly as funny as it once seemed. In the late '70s and '80s, several influential movies about adolescence were set in the '50s (American Graffiti, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Animal House are among the best) presumably because that's the decade when the filmmakers grew up. Porky's was the bawdiest of the bunch.

Porky's is far from a message movie. Part nostalgia trip, part coming-of-age story, it's ultimately about a group of high school horndogs looking for a good time. And that's a theme that has certainly lasted throughout the decades.

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