Parents' Guide to

Soul Plane

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Raunchy comedy for adults only.

Movie R 2004 87 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

Funny but for older teens only

This movie has a lot of strong sexual jokes and has a few sex scenes. Many of the jokes could be offensive to some viewers.
age 14+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

SOUL PLANE is 86 minutes of silliness ranging from sweet to raunchy aimed at the "mature" audience who hasn't outgrown poop jokes. But, you might be able to dial your hopes down enough to forgive all that and find some enjoyment in the movie's cheerful vulgarity and the pleasure it takes in stomping on any notion of political correctness. The biggest and best joke of the movie is the plane itself, with First Class a palatial area worthy of MTV's Cribs and "Low" Class a close cousin to a run-down city bus complete with Colt 45 ads, overhead handles to grip and lockers that require a quarter to open.

This movie has a heart, even if it has three sizes yet to grow. Nashawn and his ex-girlfriend have a tender scene where he explains why he left her, and Mr. Hunkee and his daughter have an open discussion about their conflicts. Novice writers Bo Zenga and Chuck Wilson join second-time director, Jessy Terrero, to create this visually entertaining and often funny spoof that gleefully revisits the same airspace covered in Airplane. The jokes range from packaged to fresh, but the most engaging aspect of the comedy is the fun the cast is clearly having on the set. As the security guards, comediennes Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson and Sommore are so funny they could easily have their own sit-com.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 27, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: September 6, 2004
  • Cast: Method Man , Snoop Dogg , Tom Arnold
  • Director: Jessy Terrero
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 87 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong sexual content, language and some drug use
  • Last updated: July 31, 2023

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