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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Friendship is a positive thing. Good defeats evil.
Positive Role Models
No real role models. Stereotypes included as objects of humorous derision: gays, woman, the elderly. Some ethnic diversity.
Violence & Scariness
Gory violence intended to be funny. Gratuitous bloody injuries (blood comes from mouth). Gunplay with point-blank shootings in numerous sequences. Bloody corpses. Boat blows up. Fish pounded to death with club. Tongue-piercing on camera. Hit with pan in face. Fingers are broken. Motorcycle crash. Multiple car crashes, roll-overs, run-overs. Two women engage in a brutal physical struggle, exaggerated for comic effect. Hero is tortured with vise and electricity (in one instance crotch is electrified). Man is stabbed with fork; man's arm is impaled.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Extreme gross sexuality intended to be funny. Sex with vinyl doll. Dirty dancing. Threesome engaged in oral sex. Man simulates sex by sucking on his fingers. Skimpy clothing; bare breasts; bare bottom seen from behind; frontal nudity seen in photograph of dead man. Multiple references to penises, including one scene using sausages. Loud sexual activity is heard. Masturbation. Couple shown in bed post-intercourse. Passionate kissing and embracing in many sequences. A elderly woman with massive hanging breasts is on camera for an extended scene.
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Nonstop obscenities from beginning to end. Countless uses of "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "p---y," "balls." Other profanity: "whore," "bastard," "c--k," "vagina," "whack off," "pop cherry," "dildo," "old farts," "dial-a-boner," "screwed." Characters are threatened with many objects being "shoved up" the bottom. A character's nickname is "Maxi Pad."
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Products & Purchases
Among the identifiable products mentioned or shown: Corona, Budweiser, Acer, Ritz-Carlton, Bud Light, Jolt, Super King Buffet, Jenga, Jameson, Ferrari, Ford.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcoholic beverages consumed in many scenes: beer, whiskey shots. Characters smoke marijuana in several sequences. Some drunkennessm and some people are stoned. Roofies mentioned.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Do-Over is the second direct-to-Netflix feature from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions. It partners Sandler in a buddy adventure with his old SNL colleague David Spade. It's in the gross-out comedy genre, filled with profanity from start to finish. No scene is complete without at least a dozen obscenities, usually starting with "f--k," "balls," and "s--t" and covering every orifice and male appendage in the crudest form possible. A main character's nickname is "Maxi Pad," and that's about it for clever repartee. The violence, and there's plenty of it, is part of the film's "gross-out" intention. Characters are shot at in multiple sequences, often at point-blank range; some die. A hero is tortured with a vise and electric shocks; a man's arm is graphically impaled. Cars crash, a boat explodes, and photos of dead bodies (very bloody and, in one instance, with frontal nudity) are shown. Generally, the special-effects budget must have spiraled out of control with the blood and body count. Sex plays an important part in the story. Expect on-camera oral sex (in a threesome), obvious masturbation beneath blankets, bare breasts, sex with a vinyl doll, and one randy couple whose sexual machinations affect the story in multiple sequences. Disparaging comments and story elements degrade women, ridicule gay men, and parody the elderly (a scene with an old woman baring her faux gigantic hanging breasts is particularly appalling). Drinking and marijuana use is unrestrained, with some drunkenness and some characters stoned. For other than die-hard fans of such gross-out fare, this movie will have little appeal. Definitely not for kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
If the obscenities and swearing don't get you, the ridiculous bloody mayhem might. And if that's not enough, watch out for the skankiest sexual jokes and crudest sexual behavior that an adolescent could concoct. No redeeming values here. The story is convoluted, ludicrous, and derivative; performances abysmal (and it's hard, very hard to make Kathryn Hahn look bad!). The gay jokes and characters are demeaning, as is the portrayal of an elderly woman (Renee Taylor, what were you thinking?). It's possible that the actors and the crew had a great time making this bomb. At least they got to visit some beautiful, warm climes when New York was coping with ice storms and freezing temperatures. You have to be in on the joke to get it, and the joke isn't funny anyway. To be avoided at all costs -- even for free if you're a Netflix subscriber.
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