A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Character stung by jellyfish.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Extreme, including masturbation, nudity, same-sex kissing, on-screen intercourse.
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Extreme, including n-word (not intended as insult).
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Products & Purchases
Some product placement.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has an alcohol-content level high enough to make the audience feel drunk. Characters rely heavily upon alcohol, with several people doing things while under the influence that they clearly wouldn't do under other circumstances. The movie does not show what must have been the other effects of all that drinking, skipping the vomiting and hangovers for the more voyeur-friendly hooking-up and suggestive dancing. Sex is a major theme of this movie, and the camera follows several couples into the bedroom to record their activities. While many movies have explicit scenes of couples who are acting, a notable line is crossed here, where the audience is watching actual intercourse, albeit thinly veiled under a blanket. 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 is not your parents' spring break. The bands on stage are singing lyrics explicit to a different order of magnitude than those of the Beach Boys. However, as with any ode to spring break, certain features seem timeless, including the boozy fumes and the fog of pheromones that float down from the screen in a palpable haze. Even for the genre, The Real Cancun seems as thin as the bikini straps worn by sunburned girls, an unreal little peep show which will leave some viewers with hangovers and others with a longing for the responsibility-free days of young adulthood. While there is quite a bit of raw, often unintentional, humor in laughing at their antics, the hangover of the movie comes from the sour aftertaste of watching people getting genuinely hurt by one another.
In this place where belly buttons are the shot glasses of choice and it is usually enough to know someone's first name before having sex, this movie reminds everyone over the age of 24 that they are no longer invited to the party, but that it is the same party that has existed since the invention of the teenager. Ninety minutes of partying with these 16 college-age kids will be enough to send most parents home with a hangover and a strong desire to send their kids to labor in the fields during all future spring breaks.
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