South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Movie Poster Image
Entertaining raunchfest; explicit language, sex, violence.
  • R
  • 1999
  • 81 minutes
Popular with kidsParents recommend

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 63 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 177 reviews

A lot or a little?

Parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive messages

Something to offend everyone.

Positive role models & representations

You would not want your kids to emulate any of the actions here.

Violence

Frequent violence, often at the expense of celebrities. The Baldwin brothers are bombed to death. Bill Gates is shot in the face. Conan O'Brien commits suicide. Brooke Shields is slapped in the face. One character hits another with a chair. Kenny is presumed dead after attempting to light his flatulence on fire and suffering severe burns; he is shown in the hospital getting surgery; blood. 

Sex

Explicit. Frequent references to sexual acts. In one scene, "Winona Ryder" shoots ping-pong balls out of her vagina. While in bed with Satan, Saddam Hussein pulls out a large life-like penis (not animated). Kids watch porn involving fecal matter on a computer; it's not shown but clearly heard and understood. A boy with a crush on a girl is advised, "You gotta find the clitoris." Later, a giant clitoris appears with more advice for the boy about how to get the girl to like him. 

Language

While satirical in intent, there is incessant and unrelenting profanity, often used by kids. Just about every curse word in the book is used -- and then some. In addition to all the expected four-letter words and their offshoots, words such as "f--got" and "darkie" are used, and the word "Jew" is used in a negative way. Some families may be offended by one character calling God a "f--got" and saying "God is the biggest bitch of them all." Over 100 uses of "f--k."

Consumerism

Also a popular TV show.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

Kids give a homeless man money for vodka in exchange for him posing as their "guardian" who lets them in to see an R-rated movie in a theater. Cigarette smoking. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is a 1999 feature-length version of the popular animated series; this movie is much raunchier and more explicit than the TV series and anything else a child (or, for that matter, a parent) is likely to have seen. Strong language (often used by kids) is as rampant as the dark humor, and there are crass sexual references galore. Celebrities are bombed to death, are shot in the face, and commit suicide, and another celebrity is shown shooting ping-pong balls from her vagina. One character makes obscene and blasphemous remarks about God. Kids give a homeless man money for vodka in exchange for him posing as their "guardian" who lets them in to see an R-rated movie in a theater. The profanity and obscenity are taken to the utmost limit, and, as such, this is not something for kids. 

User Reviews

Adult Written bygwqzz November 27, 2011

If your kids understand the title, they'll get the movie.

If your kids understand the title, they'll get the movie.
Teen, 15 years old Written byDon'ttrytalkingtome July 8, 2011

THIS MOVIE DESCRIBES THIS WEBSITE'S BASIC MESSAGE!!!

This an amazing, oscar nominated musical comedy about a group of boys that are in the middle of a war BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS ARE OVER-PROTECTIVE ABOUT MOVIES......
Teen, 15 years old Written bybigair December 5, 2009

South Park has an unfortunately bad reputation

Here's what I have to say: why are children watching South Park??? The reason South Park has such a bad reputaion is because there are 10-year-olds out the...

What's the story?

Art imitates life, as the plot of SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER, AND UNCUT has its quartet of third-graders sneaking into a Canadian R-rated movie and repeating the profanity they heard. This becomes so upsetting to the community that the U.S. declares war on Canada. One of the children gets a V-chip implanted in his head that shocks him when he says something inappropriate. And Kenny, killed once again, ends up in hell, where Satan and Saddam Hussein are homosexual lovers.

Is it any good?

Parents may think that nothing can be more outrageous than the South Park television show, with its macabre humor, strong language, and singing poop. They need to understand that this theatrical release is much, much more outrageous and inappropriate for kids. Clever -- but not for kids.

The movie has some sharp satire and genuine wit amid the over 100 uses of "f--k" and references to every kind of bodily function and singing sex organ. But any parent considering allowing a teen to see the movie should watch it first, as it is much raunchier and more explicit than anything else the child (or, for that matter, the parent) is likely to have seen.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the sharp satire and cleverness that are buried beneath the crass jokes. Are you able to appreciate the wittiness, or is it overwhelmed by crudeness?

  • How does this movie fit into a broader tradition of satire being used to ridicule the perceived shortcomings of society? 

  • What are some other examples of satire, in movies, in books, and on TV shows? 

  • Who is the intended audience? How do you know?

Movie details

For kids who love comedy

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