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The Slammin' Salmon

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Check please. Indie waiter comedy too raunchy for kids.

Movie R 2009 98 minutes
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The ensemble cast is fresh-faced and ready to embarrass themselves with an endless string of vulgar, profanity-filled, and sex-related dialogue. Even if they aren't quite ready to deal with adult relationships or emotions. Likewise, the humor isn't particularly intelligent or memorable, but occasionally, some of these shallow jokes will stick and cause giggles even in the stiffest of viewers.

Oscar-nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) is a high point, playing a spoiled, privileged, retired boxing champ who usually gets his way, and if he doesn't, he's ready to use his fists; he wears his stupidity proudly and cheerfully. Actor-director Kevin Heffernan captures a fairly real workplace atmosphere, even if most of the incidents there are the stuff of low comedy and old films. Overall, the movie is harmless, and will mostly appeal to already-converted Broken Lizard fans.

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