A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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Positive Role Models
Temi learns his lesson well and apologizes to those he treated badly before his accident. His friends and family are helpful, supportive, and understanding.
The cast is Nigerian, with men as the central characters. Women are girlfriends, sisters, and mothers.
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Violence & Scariness
Little to no violence. A man comically slap-hits another man in the face. A few people snap at a man, cursing him. A briefly spooky scene shows a man cursing another man.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main character has a girlfriend, and marriage is a possibility. Women and men discuss romantic relationships.
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Strong language includes one instance of "s--t" and many exclamations of "Jesus Christ!" and "God!" The term "street urchin" is also used a few times.
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Products & Purchases
References to Instagram, Twitter, Apple phones, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults have drinks and beers at clubs, bars, and restaurants. A man spikes his sister's drink with something that makes her unable to speak.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Razz Guy is a Nigerian comedy about a successful businessperson who's very particular about speaking correctly. The title refers to the Nigerian term "razz," which means "local," "indigenous," and "working class." There's little to no violence, except for a man slap-hitting another man in the face. A briefly spooky scene shows a man cursing another man. There's no sex or nudity, but the main character is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend, whom he calls "Sugar Boo." There's one instance of "s--t" and many exclamations of "Jesus Christ!" and "God!" The term "street urchin" is also used a few times. Adults drink alcoholic drinks and beers at bars, clubs, and restaurants, but there are no scenes of drunkenness. A man spikes his sister's drink with something that makes her unable to speak. 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 comedy is a mixed bag. The good news is that the performances in The Razz Guy are great, energetic, committed, and playful. Also, the pace is quick, runtime tight, and tone happy. The bad news is that the story is thin and the drama and stakes minimal, and most of the humor comes from a singular bit: A man who normally speaks eloquently and perfectly proper is cursed and cannot speak well anymore, only able to speak in his hated "pidgin English," with improperly formed verbs and shorthand and slang.
Thus, the main issue is that if you don't find this bit and its variances funny, then the entire film is a bit of a slog to get through, even if it doesn't overstay its welcome. While we know he'll learn his lesson in the end, we still have to wait until he gets through enough embarrassing moments to get there.
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