South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Entertaining raunchfest; explicit language, sex, violence.

R 1999 81 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 107 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 256 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Hilarious!

This movie is great! It's probably okay to show your kid if they are at least 15. There's a lot of swearing, but at 15, your kid should know not to repeat those words. There are also moderate sexual references and Stan spends about 1/10 of the movie trying to find "the clitoris". Also, there is a scene where Kenny goes to heaven and we briefly see some angels's breasts, but other than that, it's fine.

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age 15+

Easily the best film based on a TV show

What makes this stand out from other direct theatrical tie-ins to ongoing shows is that this one actually outdoes its material. It's surprisingly epic, thought-provoking, really funny and clever and most of all, its subject matter is still relevant even after all these years. The irony of so many people getting after this film for its content is that, well, they're basically the subject of ridicule in this film. This movie is a satirical jab at parents who didn't/don't realize South Park is a show for adults and instead of blaming themselves for not doing research, they blame the show's creators. (Like every situation where a show/movie for adults comes out) The song 'Blame Canada' makes this especially clear, especially the line 'We must blame them and cause a fuss before somebody thinks of blaming us'. That's a big part of what makes this film brilliant. Underneath all the vulgarity is a genius social commentary, and it's not just that either. Some of the songs even poke fun at people's interpretation of South Park. 'Uncle F***a', for instance, was basically the creators giving the people who want the show to be more family friendly the finger. 'It's Easy, M'kay' is a mockery of that mentality from sensitive parents and one line in the song, 'Up There', is basically the creators telling the audience that if 'bad and evil' shows like South Park didn't exist, then good, wholesome shows would have no place in the world. But even looking past the satire, the story and writing are still very good. The characters undergo actual development, the toxic relationship between Sadam and Satan is surprisingly dignified and realistic and the songs are absolutely incredible. Heck, the fact that a movie based on South Park of all things is a musical is pretty amazing in itself. I know Matt Stone and Trey Parker are great when it comes to song writing, but I never imagined this would be a musical, and even to this day, it's still one of my favorites. If you're old enough, I strongly recommend this.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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