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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Shawn’s skills aren’t psychic, but they do make him an exceptional investigator. The guys lie to their respective romantic partners about their work. They have a strong friendship and working relationship.
Positive Role Models
Shawn is a smooth talker who can wiggle out of just about any jam, and he puts that skill to good use. He and Gus leap into action to help an old friend, and they’re undeterred by the challenges the case brings. Some characters are portrayed as thuggish and dim.
Violence & Scariness
Multiple scenes show Lassiter held hostage, bleeding, and shot. Other incidents involve threats with a knife and a gun, and one frozen corpse. A dog retrieves a disembodied human hand.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of innuendo. References to a man being the result of a night that his dad fell asleep in his mom; the suggestion that a protrusion under a sheet is an erection; mention of “pubes,” “boner,” and a guy’s “twig.” Flirting and a couple of kissing scenes.
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"Dumbass," "damn," "hell," "ass," and "suck." Also "Oh, my God" and "frickin'." Rarely bathroom humor.
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The movie is a sequel to the TV series Psych and the film Psych: The Movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that like the TV series, Psych, and Psych: The Movie before it, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home is a lighthearted detective film with some violence, a lot of sexual innuendo, and a smattering of salty language. The main character uses his skill at perception to analyze details others miss in an effort to solve a crime, this time involving a friend. His buddy comedy sidekick often is on the receiving end of his quips, but theirs is a genuinely reciprocal friendship that proves valuable to their professional success. The dialogue includes suggestive terms like "boner," "pubes," and "turned on," as well as "dumbass," "damn," and "hell." Violence is minimal but still shows shootings and a handful of other similar scenes. That said, viewers who are familiar with the show itself won't find any surprises in the content. Those who are new to the characters and their relationships will probably find it challenging to get up to speed quickly enough to jump into the fast-paced story from the start. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Psych fans have reason to celebrate this movie sequel. Everything they came to love about the series is back in this reunion-style movie -- the whip-smart humor, the exceptional writing, the balancing act between clever comedy and corny laughs -- and the cast picks up right where they left off. Shawn's psychic scam is less of a focus in this story than before, but his skill with perception and attention to detail continues to prove an asset to the gumshoe team.
With both Shawn and Gus romantically attached at this stage of their lives, the focus shifts from the pursuit of love to the maintenance of their respective relationships. For much of this story, that necessitates deceiving their partners about their whereabouts and their involvement on Lassiter's case. Psych 2 is a must-see for fans of the show and proves that the passage of time can do little to diminish the appeal of truly excellent characters and exceptional writing.
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