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Sex & Nudity


A man pushes a woman back onto a bed and they kiss. PG

A man and a woman kiss and hug in several scenes. PG

A young man and a young woman sleep together. PG/PG13

A young man and a young woman kiss, and a young man and a young woman hug. PG

A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage in a few scenes. PG

A woman wiggles her hips and buttocks (she's clothed) in a man's direction and he admires her. PG

A man says about his daughter and her boyfriend, "they can't sleep together." PG/PG13

A man says to his wife, "we still got the heat." PG

A woman says to her husband, "you were checking me out." PG

A man says about his wife, "I couldn't keep her off me." PG/PG13

In the outtakes that run with the credits the actors who play the eldest son and the mother make very suggestive remarks to each other and then they kiss on the mouth. PG

Violence & Gore


A boy skates over a balcony and swings from a chandelier, a man reaches to try to retrieve him, he falls and hangs from the same chandelier, they swing and the chandelier crashes to the floor (no one is injured). PG

A man falls off a ladder and a chandelier falls on top of him. PG

A dog attacks a man's crotch, he bites his buttocks and throws him off his chair, continuing to bite him while he's on the floor (he apparently has a hamburger scent on his underwear). PG

Two boys fight and wrestle on the ground, and two young men get in each other's faces, yell, insult each other and almost fight. PG

Two bullies take a boy's glasses and run into him knocking him down. PG

A girl has a spot of blood on her head where she was apparently hit with a dart. PG

A man hides in a closet, a boy hits the door with a hatchet (we see the blade poke through the inside, near the man). G/PG

A boy dangles by his feet from the roof of a house (we see him pass by a window on the outside). G

A pet snake gets loose during a birthday party, and people run and scream knocking down furniture and other people. G

A frog jumps onto a table full of food sending eggs and beverages all over the people sitting around the table. G

A woman talks about her sister dying. G

A boy's frog dies and the boy grieves and buries him. G/PG

A boy runs away from home. PG

A man is thrown through the air when a bouncy castle bursts and lands on a boy. PG

A boy vomits (we hear "splat"), another boy slips and falls into it, then he vomits (we hear "splat" again and see goo on the floor). PG

Adults and young adults argue and fight in a few scenes. PG

Children argue and insult each other in several scenes. PG

A young man says of a group of children "they set me on fire." G

A girl pounds on a bathroom door. G



How this movie isn't rated R for outdated nasty slurs is beyond me.

The word "butch" is used at least 3 times in this movie.

2 mild anatomical terms, 3 mild sexual references, 4 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity (bleeped), 2 religious exclamations, name-calling and insults. PG


At the beginning of the film, Kate claims that "too many beers" prompted her and her husband to conceive their tenth child. PG

People are shown drinking alcohol. G/PG


A boy skates toward a banister and accidentally flips over it, and then grabs a hold of the chandelier in the two-story foyer. Tom tries to rescue him, but then ends up slipping and also holding onto the chandelier. After spinning around a bit, the boy jumps down and is caught, but the chandelier then pulls from the ceiling. Tom falls to the ground with it, causing a big crash. Everyone is fine, though, and it is intended to be slapstick comedy.

Sarah, one of the kids of family, is constantly belittled as a "butch" for being a tomboy. This might anger some.

Mark, one of the Baker kids, is teased relentlessly by many of his siblings. They call him "Fed-Ex" because he is different from the rest of the kids and doesn't seem to fit in. His siblings steal all the good bedrooms when they move to a new home, forcing Mark to stay in the attic. He runs away at one point when the cruelty becomes too much (although everything turns out fine).

Tom and Kate have an argument near the end of the film, and Kate tells him to sleep on the couch. Upset by this, one of the little girls asks Tom if he and Mommy are getting a divorce, he simply hugs her (implying that they are).

The last 25 minutes are surprisingly pretty intense and emotional

Total: 15/50

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Rated PG for language and some thematic elements

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