A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Lacks educational value, but stresses the importance of family and honesty.
Violence & Scariness
Mostly slapstick. The worst being when a man strike his friend in the face with a 2x4.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Farley is seen wearing scantily clad underwear, a suggestive masturbation scene.
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Very strong language and sexually explicit language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Farley's character chuggs beer and smokes marijuana using a bong.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the younger audience will like the slapstick juvenile humor, this isn't for them. A character is shown masturbating while watching an attractive woman skinny-dip. Bo Derek emerges from a swimming pool in slow motion in a tiny bikini. Beer drinking, marijuana use, and drug paraphernalia are on display without consequences. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Many have said the day Chris Farley died was the day David Spade stopped being funny, and after viewing this film, it becomes clear this is true. The movie employs the standard SNL formula of taking simplistic humor and cramming it in to an otherwise bland plot.
As any Farley (or Spade) fan knows, in this type of film, plot usually takes a back seat in favor of physical antics and notable one-liners ("fat guy in a little co-at..."). Kids will love the in-your-face comedy style of Chris Farley, but parents might find his humor to be lewd, offensive, and inappropriate for their child.
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