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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


Man and Woman fall onto bed and woman hangs over the man and they kiss

You see a man walk about in underwear several times

2 men pee together having a "sward fight"

It is implied that two men are measuring their penis size

A married woman has a fantasy moment of her in a small dress made out of leaves, see's a topless man that is half man half horse and they passionately kiss

Woman has a fantasy moment where a man dressed as a lumberjack walks into her house, rips off her clothes and she is wearing only a corset type dress. They also kiss

Two men have a discussion about pornography magazines however, no nudity is shown

A man unzips his pants, which exposes his testicles and wipes them on his brother's drum kit.

A woman tells a man she wants to "roll him into a ball and shove him up her vagina"

A woman lifts her dress and a man unzips his pants, they get close to each other and grunt, implying intercourse

Sex is seen but there is no actual nudity, the two are full clothed

A women rides a man in a bathroom however no nudity is shown

A man wants to shove hearing devices far up a woman's anus.

Violence & Gore


After Brennan touches his drum set, Dale tackles him into that and both then get into a rough and tumble fight (played for comedy), including Brennan using the bass drum pedal to hit Dale's head repeatedly. They push, punch and bang each other into walls (causing damage), tumble down the steps, and end up outside. The neighbor's dog gets Brennan by his pant leg, with the two men then struggling on the ground. Dale's dad then arrives and tries to separate them, while Brennan's mom sprays them with a hose (as the two men hold various things to use against each other, including a bicycle). That ends when the two end up hitting each other on the head with a golf club and baseball bat.

Dale jumps up onto the top bed of their makeshift bunk bed, with it then collapsing down onto Brennan. Dale then runs for his dad, yelling about all of the blood, but we then see just a lone bloody scrape/cut on Brennan's arm.

Some bullies (early teen and younger, with a history of bullying Dale) taunt and then beat up him and Brennan. That starts with punching and then kicking Brennan, followed by attacks on both, including having their heads under and being repetitively hit by both sides of a seesaw. One or more then force Brennan's face down toward some dog excrement, making him lick that.

We see an at sea music video that Dale and Brennan made for their song and that includes footage of them accidentally running around against large rocks, destroying the front of Dale's dads boat.

While sleepwalking, Dale and Brennan repeatedly throw Christmas presents and then the Christmas tree into their parent's bedroom. When he's had enough, Dale's dad tries to wake them up, but they then attack, carry and throw him down the steps (played for comedy).

Dale hits Brennan on the head with a drum cymbal, knocking him out. He then thinks Brennan is playing unconscious, and thus punches him hard, but Brennan doesn't react. Panicking, Dale then drags Brennan outside, digs a grave and prepares to bury him. Brennan then shows that he was just faking it and hits Dale on the head with a shovel, followed by completely burying him. Dale then emerges from the dirt and the two fight (played for comedy).

Dale also threatens Brennan to stab his neck with a knife.



At least 59 "f" words (5 used with "mother," 3 used sexually, 1 written), 30 "s" words, 11 for female ones ("pussy"), 1 for breasts ("tits"), 8 asses (1 used with "hole"), 2 craps, 3 damns, 2 hells.


Several references to pot, but the act or substance is never shown

Several scenes take place at a bar, and characters are drinking alcohol

Brennan has a shirt that says "I love crystal meth"


Overall the entire movie is fun and comedic, so overall there are no scenes truly frightening or that are ment to be.

Two men are dressed up as Ku Klux Klan and Nazi members, intending to back people off their neighborhood.

Distracted by their family-song, Derek ends up drifting out of his lane and must swerve back (played for comedy).

Total Explicit Rating: 23

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-13 / Germany:12 / Iceland:7 (original rating) / Iceland:12 (re-rating) / Iceland:L (video rating) / Ireland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Italy:VM14 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:7 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #44260)

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