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The Great Outdoors
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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Side view of a breast from the back/side of a topless woman for maybe 10 seconds. Discussion of masturbation as a substitute for sex with husband by one character.

Violence & Gore

A bear gets shot in the butt.

Profanity

-2 G-damns

-A few Assholes

-A few Shits

-A few Bastards

-A whole scene revolves around the phrase "blow it out your ass." This lasts for a couple minutes.

A couple of bar scenes at the main camp lodge. Only adults are seen with alcohol, no teens drinking during their "hanging out" times. The main character, Chet, selects club soda during a party, because he states he is the Designated Driver.

A scene where a small bat gets in the house during the night. It is played for laughs as they try to kill it (in slap-stick fashion). But, they do kill it when caught which may upset some viewers.

There is both a flashback story about a big bear, and a climactic scene involving a bear coming into contact. It is also played for laughs, but it is also suspenseful and puts the kids and family at direct risk which may be intense for younger ones.

The two twin girls may look kind of creepy.

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