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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Italian cast. Minimal racial and ethnic diversity -- one scene features investors in a commercial building from Asia, the Middle East. Miriam is a strong female lead -- she runs a circus and doesn't tolerate the antics of the guys around her trying to take advantage of either her or the circus.
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Violence & Scariness
Exaggerated and extended slapstick fighting throughout. Two characters get into an extended slap fight. One of the lead characters throws punches to the face at the slightest provocation. Fighting with broken bottles, punches, kicks, sticks. A motorcycle gang attacks a circus, wrapping people in a chain while dragging them on their bikes. Jousting battle between one of the heroes and the bikers -- fighting with sticks and chains. Gun pulled in a climactic scene. Tiger attack, heard but not fully shown. During a fistfight, one of the lead characters breaks the hand of his rival by grabbing and squeezing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Innuendo. Attempts at flirtation by one of the lead characters toward the female owner of a circus.
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"F--k" used twice. Also: "a-hole," "s--t," "piss," "bastards," "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Two brothers, in the tradition of their father, settle their differences through beer drinking and sausage eating contests. Cigarette smoking. Drinking in a bar, at outdoor reception.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Watch Out, We're Mad is a 2022 Italian action-comedy in which two estranged brothers reunite to take back a cherished dune buggy from the crime boss who stole it. It's a remake of a 1974 movie with the same title. Expect slapstick violence throughout, as characters fight with slaps, punches, sticks, kicks, broken bottles, chains. During a fistfight, one of the lead characters breaks the hand of his rival by grabbing and squeezing. Vehicle chases. Panic as attendees of a circus flee for their lives after a motorcycle gang sets it on fire. Tiger attack. Some language throughout, including "f--king." Binge beer drinking. Cigarette smoking. 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 an over-the-top Italian action-comedy that doesn't take itself the least bit seriously. Watch Out, We're Mad is a remake of a 1974 comedy of the same name, and it really does hearken back to the days of cartoonish buddy movies that are more concerned with physical humor and gags than an overly coherent story. It doesn't try to be anything that it isn't, and that's where it works best.
The chemistry between the actors makes and defines the movie, another aspect of older movies that tends to get lost in today's CGI-infused bombast. It's not for everyone, and folks can't be blamed for wondering why this particular ‘70s movie was chosen to be remade for today's audiences. It doesn't offer anything new or groundbreaking, but really, it's one of those comedies best for watching after a long week when you want to turn the brain off for 90 minutes or so.
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