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Sex & Nudity


Explicit genitalia chat on a few occasions. R

Man and Woman fall onto bed and woman hangs over the man and they kiss. PG-13

You see a man walk about in underwear several times. PG

Loud, fleeting sex between a man and woman done in mens bathroom. R

2 men pee together having a "sward fight".

Testicles are briefly seen. R

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. Man has huge erection but is clothed.

Sexual jokes.

Music video song that mainly uses lyrics that heavily references to sex.

Violence & Gore

Brendan hits Derek in the face and he is shown with a bloody nose. PG

The brothers get harassed by school kids, and they beat them up and make them lick dog poop. The brothers are shown bruised and bloody. PG

Dale crushes Brendan with the bunk beds and he screams out in pain. It is later shown to be only a small scratch. PG

Brendan pulls a prank on Dale by painting a fake scar on his forehead and Dale walks around the mall and it looks like his face is bleeding.

Several other scenes here and there with the brothers arguing and fighting... All of which is meant to be funny



At least 59 "f" words (5 used with "mother," 3 used sexually, 1 written) (R), 30 "s" words (PG-13), 11 for female ones ("pussy") (PG-13), 1 for breasts ("tits") (PG-13), 8 asses (1 used with "hole") (PG), 2 craps (PG), 3 damns (PG), 2 hells (PG).


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 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / South Korea:18 / Sweden:7 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #44260)

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