Stay home and watch 3 TV episodes instead
I thought this would be a fun family movie, since we regularly enjoy the Simpsons together at home, but it was much more fun for our 10-year-old (son) than for mom and dad. I alternated between being a little shocked and catching snoozes.
Shocks: Itchy & Scratchy was less bloody than usual, but I there were many instances of guns being fired (a shotgun at a penguin, a robot shoots its head off) that pushed my buttons. I was amused by Bart's cartoon penis, and didn't mind all the underwear, Homer and Marge undressing for sex with the help of forest creatures, and the kissing policemen, but something bothered me about Homer and the "boob lady", Marge telling Lisa to suck up her anger. Also, Marge saying "God Damn" at the climax felt clichÃƒÂ© and gratuitous. My son, however, was quite titilllated at the adventurous new (for him) territory.
Snoozes: The emotional content was cloying and sentimental rather than sweet, as it usually is (imagine Marge doing dramatic soliliquies rather than her to-the-boiling-point lectures). The drama dragged out endlessly (Homer f**ked up, yeah, we get it already) rather taking the usual surprising, imaginitive shifts. To be fair, I heard a lot of people laughing around me while my eyes were closed. The filler gags amused the kids.
In short: I enjoy the edginess of the TV show, but try to make a familiar original into a "PG-13 mega-hit" and it feels forced and loses heart. (Imagine the difference between MAD and Cracked magazines.) Maybe I'm just getting old.