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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Anything-goes comic raunch-fest is funny, but not for kids.

Movie R 2009 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+
This movie is repulsive!! I left halfway through and will never watch it again!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 10+
I loved the movie and thought it was hilarious, but I would not take children to see it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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

It's irreverent and beyond crass, but THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HART is also very funny. No cow is too sacred to be decimated here. Piven and a long list of brave comic performers and character actors (including a hilarious turn by producer Will Ferrell) give it their all, whether they're on screen for only a few moments or in leading roles.

It's not a movie for the easily offended, and it's definitely not a movie for kids. But if gross-out, testosterone-filled humor and the skewering of political correctness makes you laugh, then The Goods is a definite must-see.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 14, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: December 15, 2009
  • Cast: Jeremy Piven, Kathryn Hahn, Ving Rhames
  • Director: Neal Brennan
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Paramount Vantage
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material
  • Last updated: March 28, 2023

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