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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The original Judd Apatow films at least talked a bit about taking responsibility for your actions, growing up, and taking steps to become worthy of mature relationships. None of that happens in this parody, which is pretty much just a quest to have sex. Characters behave badly, which includes sexual and violent behavior, as well as objectifying and stereotyping, and all without consequence.
Positive Role Models
The hero, Andy, seems like a nice, sensitive guy, but he has no redeeming qualities; he's essentially a doormat. He lets two women walk all over him, never takes a stand on anything, never changes, and spends the entire movie trying to have sex. The rest of the supporting characters are far worse.
Violence & Scariness
A small section of the movie parodies the violent video game Grand Theft Auto, with weapons fired and a few dead bodies. This triggers a gang war, with more weapons pulled, shots fired, and corpses. A major character survives a drive-by shooting. Aside from all that, there is some pretty standard comedy slapstick.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The movie features heavy nudity and sexual situations, and none of it romantic. Plus jokes about body hair, erections (with prosthetic penises shown), body parts, sex toys, multiple partners, promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, rape, bodily fluids, child molesting, geriatric sex, naked men wrestling, and pie sex. Additionally, there is near-constant sex-talk.
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A constant barrage of language, with just about every word and every permutation on every word in the book, including "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "penis," "bitch," "p---y," "ass," "balls," "damn," "God," "asshole," and the "N" word, several times, all in the first 20 minutes.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The "Sarah" character overindulges in a bar, taking one drink and following it up with many more drinks and finally snorting coke. A secondary character tries experimental drugs, which causes him to grow breasts. Another teen gets a fake ID to buy beer, which he drinks throughout the film.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this straight-to-DVD parody of several Judd Apatow comedies (and a few other films) lacks the heart at the center of those popular feature films; it's replaced by loads of raunchy adult content. Graphic sexual situations and references are a constant (and include "jokes" about rape and child molestation), and the big swear words are in abundance. Teens drink and use drugs, and characters abuse alcohol and drugs. There is some gun and weapon violence. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This movie totally fails as a spoof of the Judd Apatow movies, because it fails to comment upon them in any way. It merely re-creates a few of their most famous scenes, with new "punchlines," often involving sexual images or throwing around a few "f" bombs. Likewise, the Apatow movies employed humor based in human emotions, but here the humor is all shock-related. It just tries to see how naughty it can be.
Of course, it's possible for movies to be naughty and good at the same time -- the Apatow movies, for example -- but this movie is mainly insulting, unfunny, vile, and irritating. There's no joy in its bad behavior... just badness.
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